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Penalties for Drug Crimes & Drug Trafficking

Florida State and Federal laws are 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:
  • Marijuana
  • Crack
  • PCP
  • Ecstasy
    • Cocaine
    • LSD
    • Heroin
    • Opiates
    • Illegally used prescription drugs

    Call (305) 504-6655 or contact us online for a free case evaluation.

    Drug Offense Penalties in Florida

    Depending on past convictions and the circumstances surrounding the current charges, drug crime convictions can result in severe consequences. These can include:
    • Probation
    • Imprisonment
    • Property forfeiture
    • A court-ordered drug treatment program

    An individual's criminal history, the type of controlled substance, and the amount of controlled substance also play important factors in drug crime sentencing, often elevating penalties. When there are prior convictions, for example, even a small amount of a controlled substance can lead to large fines and terms of imprisonment.

    Put a Former Prosecutor on Your Side!

    If you or someone you know has been arrested for any type of drug charge, it is essential to retain a knowledgeable Miami-Dade County drug crime 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 Miami-Dade criminal defense attorney, as well as a former prosecutor for Miami-Dade County.

    His insight into the ways in which prosecutors build cases and attempt to convict defendant has proven invaluable for our firm's clients, and one of the primary driving forces behind his ability to successfully resolve even the most difficult cases.

    Attorney Matheny believes in providing personal attention and dedicated service, which is why our legal team is available 24/7. 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. to discuss your case and defense.

    What Our Clients Have to Say

    The Client Experience
    • “Eric is a great lawyer.”

      - Former Client
    • “In a stressful and confusing time Eric was like a breeze of fresh air.”

      - Camila
    • “If you want the best look no further.”

      - Michael

    What Makes Attorney Eric M. Matheny the Right Choice?

    • Tried 50+ Jury & Non-Jury Trials

      Attorney Eric M. Matheny has tried enough cases to know that every case deserves a unique strategy in the courtroom. Our firm keeps your future in mind and always protects your rights.

    • Recognized Criminal Defense Attorney

      Attorney Eric M. Matheny has been named among the “Best Criminal Lawyers in Miami” three years in a row: 2017, 2018 and 2019, by Expertise.com.

    • Experienced Former Prosecutor

      With an insider’s perspective on the justice system, he has the ability to assess the strengths and weaknesses of a case to make wise decisions about how to proceed with your defense.

    • A Trusted Voice in the News

      A featured commentator on The Rick Jensen Show on WDEL, on the radio program “Let's Talk About,” and in the Miami New Times, Miami Herald, Sun Sentinel, and other publications.

    • Payment Plans Offered

      We believe everyone deserves high-quality legal representation at an affordable rate.

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