Sarasota Drug Trafficking Attorney
Retain an Experienced Drug Crime Lawyer!
Drug trafficking crimes in Florida are affected by complicated legislation
and regulations. Selling an illicit substance or illegal drug is not the
root of drug trafficking charges. Instead, the law is concerned with how
much of a substance is found in your
possession at the time of your arrest. Due to this vague yet strangely precise way
of defining what constitutes drug trafficking, many people are charged
drug crime every year despite having zero intent to sell or distribute any substances.
Penalties for Drug Trafficking
Law enforcement agents need to know what you were allegedly trafficking
before the potential penalties of a conviction can be determined. Some
substances carry harsher penalties than others. Additionally, the more
found at the time of arrest, the heavier the consequences. No matter what
substance is in question, you are most likely going to get hit by a first
Penalties that you could expect if convicted of drug trafficking include:
- Years in prison (mandatory minimum)
- $5,000 and up in fines
- Additional years of probation
Potential Defenses to Your Charges
At my law firm, we truly believe that no one should be judged for a crime
without first being represented by a professional Sarasota
criminal defense attorney. We also understand that there are always viable defenses to
charges. By not ruling anything out and utilizing all available avenues,
we may be able to have your charges reduced or dropped, or have the case
Defenses we may be able to use in your drug trafficking case include:
Entrapment: Sometimes the police get too zealous to capture offenders and actually
take steps to encourage them to commit crimes.
Unlawful: Did the police have suitable reason to search and seize your property?
If not, the Fourth Amendment may have been violated.
Personal use: Bargaining for a reduced sentence on the grounds that the illegal drugs
were just for your own personal use could reduce your charges from a felony
to a misdemeanor.
Protect Yourself with an Army Veteran
I served more than a decade in the United States Army and Army Reserve.
I also have more than 17 years of experience as a
military criminal defense attorney and prosecutor. I was able to find success throughout these years
by staying true to my military-taught discipline and committing myself
to my clients, protecting them as I would defend anyone in need.
Dial (914) 564-5319 today to set up your own
free 30-minute consultation with me, a trusted
Sarasota drug crime attorney.