Defense Lawyer For Drug Crimes & Drug Trafficking Charges
Penalties For Drug Crimes and Drug Trafficking
Florida State and Federal laws are quite strict when it comes to drug crimes and drug trafficking. A drug crime is considered to be any criminal act involving the possession, use or sale of illegal substances. Illegal drugs include:
- Illegally used prescription drugs
Depending on past convictions and the circumstances surrounding the current charges, drug offenses can result in severe consequences if convicted. These can include probation, prison time, property forfeiture and a court-ordered drug treatment program. When there are prior convictions even a small amount of a controlled substance can lead to large fines and jail sentences.
Under the federal sentencing guidelines, a drug trafficking offense is defined as "an offense under federal, state, or local law that prohibits the manufacture, import, export, distribution, or dispensing of a controlled substance (or a counterfeit substance) or the possession of a controlled substance (or a counterfeit substance) with intent to manufacture, import, export, distribute, or dispense." U.S.S.G. § 2L1.2(b)(1), Drug trafficking is one of the more serious drug crimes, especially if the trafficking involves crossing state lines. This type of drug crime can involve investigation by the FBI and the DEA, increasing your risk of even harsher penalties, forfeiture of property and imprisonment.
Defense For Drug Crime Charges
If you or someone you know has been charged with either drug trafficking or any other drug crime, it is essential to retain a knowledgeable
criminal defense lawyer to protect your constitutional rights. Your future and freedom are at risk without qualified legal counsel to represent you. Attorney Eric Matheny has years of experience as a criminal defense attorney ,as well as a former prosecutor for Miami-Dade County. He believes in providing personal attention and dedicated service. With his skill he will aggressively fight for your rights, either by strong negotiation with the prosecutor or at trial if necessary.
Accused of drug crimes or drug trafficking?
Contact The Law Offices of Eric M. Matheny, P.A.
for a strong legal defense.