However, just yesterday, the Sun-Sentinel featured an article detailing how federal agents (DEA) have been cracking down on pain clinics in South Florida.
When dealing with trafficking in oxycodone, the mandatory minimum sentences are huge, some as high as 25 years in prison just for a handful of pills!
Prescription trafficking cases, namely oxycodone, alprazolam, and hydrocodone, need to be handled by an experienced and equally aggressive criminal defense attorney.
There may be many 4th Amendment considerations, which protects your right to be free from unlawful searches and seizures of your person and possessions. While the federal and Florida governments may be on a mission to wipe out prescription drug abuse, they must do so with the civil rights of all citizens in mind. Every person has a constitutional right to be free from unlawful police intrusion. No amount of narcotics recovered by law enforcement can ever justify a bad search. it is the job of a qualified criminal defense lawyer to protect the rights of his or her client, despite the severity of the charge.
I protect the rights of my clients each and every day in Miami-Dade and Broward County. While I have respect for the brave men and women who serve our communities as law enforcement officers, I also know that police officers are not always honest, and are sometimes more concerned with "making the bust" than they are protecting the rights of the accused.
As I often say...I believe that criminal defense attorneys are the buffer between a total police state and a free society.
I represent clients charged with prescription drug trafficking in Miami-Dade County and in Broward County. These crimes are deadly serious! Convicted prescription drug traffickers can easily receive longer and harsher sentences than convicted child molesters and murderers! It's tragic, but it is the priority of Florida's government to lock away every single person who trafficks in prescriptions! Remember that trafficking can mean possession, as the statute defines "trafficking" based on the weight of the drug, not its sale or transportation.
Call me today to discuss your case.