Miami Drug Trafficking Attorney
Drug trafficking is considered one of the most serious drug offenses in Florida and these charges are notorious for carrying harsh penalties. You may be charged with drug trafficking in Miami if you are found to be in possession of illegal drugs that weigh more than the legal statutory limit for the specific drug. A police officer can charge you with trafficking even if you aren't selling the drugs or even transporting them at the time of your arrest.
A talented Miami drug crime lawyer can help you challenge your drug trafficking charges, but it is important to contact our firm immediately after you learn of your charges. You should never discuss your charges with law enforcement until an attorney from Parks & Braxton, PA is standing by your side. The prosecution will use anything that you say to convict you in court, and remaining silent is your best chance at avoiding the penalties of conviction.
Penalties for a First Degree Felony
The drug crime of trafficking is defined as the sale, delivery, manufacture or possession of a certain quantity of illegal drugs. Drug trafficking charges are 1st degree felony offenses that include minimum mandatory penalties ranging from three years to life in prison. § 893.135 of the Florida statutes lists the different penalties for trafficking of controlled substances. Penalties will differ depending on the type of drug that was being trafficked and how much of it.
- 25lbs+ of Cannabis (300 plants): First degree felony for "trafficking in cannabis"
- 25lbs to 2,000lbs of Cannabis: Mandatory minimum jail term of three years and a fine of $25,000.
- 2,000lbs to 10,000lbs of Cannabis: Mandatory imprisonment of seven years and a fine of $50,000.
- 10,000lbs+ of Cannabis: Mandatory minimum incarceration of 15 years and a $200,000 fine.
- 28 to 200 grams: Mandatory minimum jail time of three years and a $50,000 fine.
- 200 to 400 grams: Mandatory minimum jail time of seven years and a $100,000 fine.
- 400 grams to 150 kilograms: Mandatory minimum jail time of 15 years and a $250,000 fine.
Please familiarize yourself with the Florida statutes in order to better understand the penalties that you are facing. The best way to combat your charges is by knowing what you're up against. You may be facing both state and federal charges and a mound of evidence, but no case is too challenging for our team. Here at Parks & Braxton, PA, we have over 40 year of combined legal experience in criminal law and we draw from a vast database of resources and knowledge to build the strongest defense case for your charges.
Call Parks & Braxton, PA for Tough Defense
Our attorneys have more than 40 year of combined legal experience, making them exceptionally skilled and capable of handling drug trafficking cases of all kinds. We are a powerhouse team that ambitiously pursues to defend the freedom of our clients. Our firm has handled thousands of cases successfully in the past, and we know what it takes to find successful outcomes in future cases. We will evaluate your case free of charge and through meticulously review of any details involved, we can build a persuasive case against your charges. Our firm makes ourselves available 24 hours a day 7 days a week - even on holidays. Contact us today to learn more!