South Florida was designated a high intensity drug trafficking area in 1990 as part of a program funded by the Office of National Drug Control Policy. As a result, there is a high level of law enforcement activity devoted to stemming the tide of drugs moving through Florida from the Caribbean and South America. Were you caught in the net of law enforcement? Get a highly skilled South Florida drug crime defense lawyer on your side immediately.
The transportation of illegal drugs is essentially a charge of drug trafficking. Trafficking is a felony offense, and the penalties imposed upon a person who is convicted will be significant. At The Law Offices of Eric M. Matheny, P.A., Attorney Eric Matheny has the skills and experience you will need on your side. As a former prosecuting attorney for the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office, Attorney Matheny has the insight and trial experience needed to handle serious drug crime cases. You have rights, and these rights must be zealously protected.
A conviction on a charge related to drug transportation will be subject to the state's minimum mandatory sentencing law in drug trafficking cases.
The penalties imposed could include up to 25 years in prison and a $500,000 fine for some types of drugs. The mandatory minimum in a trafficking conviction is 3 years imprisonment, as well as a $50,000 fine.
There are various defenses that may be effective in your case. You may not have been aware that you were transporting an illegal substance; you may have been the victim of a rights violation, or law enforcement may have overstepped the law in some aspect of the search, the arrest, or during questioning. You deserve to have the best chance to avoid conviction. The most important issue at this point is your criminal attorney. You face a great risk of conviction, and your choice of defense counsel could not be more important. Don't take chances with an attorney that is less qualified and experienced, as your future freedom is on the line.
There are five classes of controlled substances that carry different penalties. An immediate initial case evaluation is necessary to determine the strategy that will be the most effective, based upon the facts of the case. Our firm will work tirelessly to ensure your case is meticulously prepared and that any inconsistencies in the prosecution's case are exploited to your advantage.
Contact our South Florida drug crime attorney today to arrange a free initial case evaluation.
With an insider’s perspective on how the justice system works, our lawyer case assess the strengths and weaknesses of a case which gives him the ability to make wise, informed decisions on how to proceed, no matter what you are facing. Attorney Matheny has handled over 50 jury and non-jury trials and proudly serves the accused and arrested in Miami-Dade County, Broward County, and Palm Beach County.Learn More about His Experience