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Drug trafficking is not treated lightly in Florida

The transportation of illegal drugs through the state has been a major issue in Florida for a long time. Those caught allegedly participating in this type of activity could face significant consequences if convicted in criminal court. Facing a drug trafficking charge? Let an attorney help you navigate your case.

It is normal to have questions after one has charged you with a crime. A few common questions following a trafficking charge are: What are the potential penalties of a trafficking and/or distribution charge? How can I fight trafficking charges? Does it matter if controlled substances or prescription medications are at the heart of the case?

Penalties

When it comes to the penalties associated with a drug trafficking conviction, it will all come down to the details of the case. Punishments are all over the board, depending on the type of drug found in one's possession, the quantity and the geographic region in which involved parties have moved the drugs. If ultimately convicted for trafficking, you could end up spending three years to life in prison. The court may also order you to pay pretty significant fines.

Illicit drugs versus prescription drugs

It does not matter if one accuses you of transporting illicit drugs or illegally obtained prescription medications. Drug trafficking laws apply in both cases. Illicit drugs commonly seen in Florida include:

  • Marijuana
  • Heroin
  • Cocaine
  • Methamphetamines

As far as prescription drugs go, sleep aids and pain killers are big sellers.

Don't just sit by and let the court decide your future; defend yourself

There is nothing easy about fighting drug trafficking charges. This does not mean that you should not try. Various defense strategies may help your case. With the help of legal counsel, it is possible to review the details of your case and pursue a defense option that will best serve your needs.

A conviction on a drug trafficking charge can ruin your life. It can affect your family and destroy any hopes you have for the future. Having an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side is going to matter when fighting such a charge. With the right help, you can do all that is necessary to either fight for a case dismissal, seek a reduction in charges or pursue alternative sentencing in order to minimize any consequences tied to a conviction.

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