West Palm Beach Drug Trafficking Attorneys

Drug Trafficking Attorneys in West Palm Beach

Drug charges are the most commonly charged felonies in the state of Florida and are the leading factor in Florida’s exploding prison population. In many cases, good people have found themselves in a bad spot. Our West Palm Beach criminal defense lawyers are here to help.

Convictions for drug charges can have life-long consequences, including the inability to hold many types of jobs or work in certain professions, and may even impact your ability to rent an apartment or have visitation with children.

In some cases, a defendant may be charged with drug possession, which is typically a felony in Florida. However, possession of even relatively small amounts of many types of drugs, or in conjunction with possession of paraphernalia like baggies or scales, will often result in charges of drug trafficking, which can result in significant prison time. Additional enhancements may apply for repeat offenses, offenses that occur near a school, or an offense involving a firearm.

Florida Drug Trafficking Charges

By weight:

  • Cannabis (Marijuana)- Possession of at least 25 pounds of cannabis or 300 cannabis plants
  • Cocaine- At least 28 grams of cocaine
  • Fentanyl- At least 4 grams
  • Hydrocodone- At least 4 grams
  • Oxycodone- At least 4 grams
  • Morphine- At least 4 grams
  • Phencyclidine- At least 28 grams
  • Opium- At least 4 grams
  • Amphetamine- At least 14 grams
  • Methaqualone- At least 200 grams
  • Gamma-hydroxybutyric Acid (GHB- Date Rape Drug)- At least 1 kilogram
  • Lysergic Acid (LSD)- At least 1 gram

More of a drug will result in increased potential penalties. However, drug trafficking penalties for minimum weights are already severe:

  • Cannabis: Minimum 3 years in prison and $25,000 fine.
  • Cocaine: 3 years in prison and $50,000 fine.
  • Oxycodone: 3 years in prison and $50,000 fine.
  • Hydrocodone: 3 years in prison and $50,000 fine.
  • Morphine: 3 years in prison and $50,000 fine.
  • Opium: 3 years in prison and $50,000 fine.
  • Phencyclidine: 3 years in prison and $50,000 fine.
  • Methaqualone: 3 years in prison and $50,000 fine.
  • Amphetamine: 3 years in prison and $50,000 fine.
  • Flunitrazepam: 3 years in prison and $50,000 fine.
  • GHB: 3 years in prison and $50,000 fine.
  • LSD:3 years in prison and $50,000 fine.

Florida Drug Trafficking Defense

There are many ways an experienced West Palm Beach defense lawyer can beat drug charges or seek a reduction that will significantly reduce the potential penalties and/or the likelihood of facing re-arrest and incarceration. In addition to significant jail time, conviction on a drug charge will result in substantial periods of parole or probation, random drug testing, and a high likelihood of violations that will keep you returning to court or, at a minimum, keep a law enforcement presence in your life for years to come.

Potential defenses in drug cases may include:

  • Challenging cause for a search.
  • Challenging cause for an arrest.
  • Challenging weight or ownership of a drug.
  • Challenging the conduct of officers involved.
  • Challenging evidence or witnesses against you.
  • Challenging enhancements.
  • Winning a reduction.
  • Admittance to drug court, diversion, or other alternative sentencing measures.

Defendants should understand they will not talk their way out of drug charges. From the moment drugs are discovered, officers are building a case to convict you - regardless of what they may tell you at the scene. You have the right to remain silent. Exercise it. Nothing you can say will help you. Even when defendants think they are being savvy and are not saying anything they believe will be incriminating, the statements you make may interfere with a potential defense strategy your West Palm Beach defense attorney may otherwise have been able to deploy on your behalf.

The experienced Palm Beach defense lawyers at Salnick Law, P.A. represent clients facing criminal charges in Palm Beach County and throughout the area, including West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Jupiter, Lake Worth, Riviera Beach, Greenacres, Lantana and Palm Springs.

Call 561-471-1000 today for a free and confidential consultation to discuss your rights.

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