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How to Deal with a Drug Trafficking Charge in Florida

With the right representation, drug trafficking charges don't have to dismantle your life. In fact, with the help of an attorney proficient in criminal law, you could see your charges dropped or penalties significantly reduced.

Drug trafficking is a severe drug offense in Florida, and if charged, the legal consequences can be devastating and life-altering. Not only would these charges affect your job, personal life, and plans for the future, mandatory minimum prison sentences, fines, and probation are some penalties for drug trafficking in Florida.

With the right representation, drug trafficking charges don't have to dismantle your life. In fact, with the help of an attorney proficient in criminal law, you could see your charges dropped or penalties significantly reduced.

What Qualifies as Drug Trafficking in Florida?

Under Florida Law Section 893.135, drug trafficking is defined as knowingly being in possession of or transporting illicit substances with the intent to distribute or sell. Contrary to what most people believe, drug trafficking crimes are not limited to transporting huge quantities of drugs across international borders or selling illegal substances. For example, serious sentencing can be handed to you if you're caught possessing more than a mere four grams of Fentanyl.

A drug trafficking crime can occur if a person is caught doing the following with substantial amounts of illicit substances:

  • Selling
  • Distributing
  • Purchasing
  • Manufacturing
  • Bringing into the state

Drug Trafficking Charges for First-time Offenders

Anyone charged with drug trafficking, even first-time offenders, can face severe legal consequences, ranging from stiff penalties to prison sentences. Exceptions can be made, but they are few and far between.

Drug Trafficking Charges Including Minors

It's not uncommon for young people to find themselves in the middle of drug trafficking cases. As a result, a minor can be accused of drug trafficking, even if they never bought or sold a drug but simply possess it. In addition, minors are more likely to be charged with drug trafficking and other drug-related crimes if they associate with adults who are involved with drugs.

If your child has been accused of drug trafficking in Florida, they could face a possible prison sentence. However, with the help of the right attorney, your child can earn some leniency from the judge. Some minors that have fallen into drug-related scenarios have been given mandated counseling sessions or put into rehabilitation instead of being locked up.

What to do After Being Charged with Drug Trafficking in Florida

If you have been charged with drug trafficking in Florida, call a drug a qualified trafficking lawyer immediately. They'll be able to deliver aggressive legal representation to protect your rights and see to it that you receive a fair trial.

How a Florida Drug Trafficking Attorney Can Help

An experienced drug trafficking attorney can help protect your rights, gather and protect important evidence, and develop a strong defense for your case. If you've been accused of a drug trafficking crime in Florida and need help, Salnick Law, P.A. can help.

Contact us online or call us at 561-471-1000 to schedule a free consultation with Michael Salnick, the leading drug trafficking attorney at Salnick Law, P.A.

Gregory Salnick
Mr. Salnick is a Florida Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law. He began his legal career at the Palm Beach County State Attorney’s Office where he prosecuted over 90 jury trials, ranging from DUI to murder, armed robbery and drug trafficking. Mr. Salnick quickly gained a reputation as a tenacious and ethical attorney at law. Mr. Salnick now serves as state and federal criminal defense attorney at Salnick Law, P.A.
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