Defending Clients Arrested for Drug Trafficking in Florida
Facing narcotics charges in Florida for drug trafficking can feel like a dead end, but it doesn’t have to be. Whether you or someone you care about is facing serious penalties, knowing as much as possible about the legal options for defense is very important. Drug crimes, especially those involving the alleged transfer of large quantities of drugs, are handled with a firm hand.
To ensure that your rights are defended, get in touch with a skilled lawyer at Farah & Farah. We are committed to providing aggressive and effective legal representation to our clients. For a free confidential consultation, call us today at 855-797-9899.
Steps to Justice
Obtaining justice in your case may not be easy, but it’s important to never lose hope. Whether you have been charged with drug trafficking for cocaine, heroin, marijuana, Ecstasy, methamphetamine, or another type of diverted pharmaceutical medication, it may be in your best interest to refrain from entering a plea bargain or admitting guilt without first consulting with your attorney.
In many instances, law enforcement will use intimidating tactics to get a confession from an individual who may not have even committed the crime. Because charges for drug trafficking are often associated with violent crimes, weapons charges, and gang crimes, it’s of the utmost importance to be fully aware of the scope of your charges in addition to options for alternative sentencing and probation. The charges an individual faces may be even more serious if the suspected drugs were allegedly being transported through an airport or seaport.
Combating Your Florida Drug Trafficking Charges
Under Florida Statute 893.135, an individual "who knowingly sells, purchases, manufactures, delivers, or brings into this state, or who is knowingly in actual or constructive possession" of an illegal drug may be accused of committing a felony in the first degree.
Due to the heightened national and international drug trafficking activity of Florida with the Bahamas, Caribbean, Latin America, and Mexico, law enforcement is constantly on the lookout for suspicious activity and handles these cases very seriously. As such, unlawful and unauthorized arrests, interrogation methods, acquiring of evidence, and search and seizure may take place.
Having a solid defense built on your behalf for drug trafficking charges is extremely important. A conviction for drug trafficking may result in years in prison, hefty fines, a criminal record, loss of career opportunities, loss of driving privileges, and can also seriously harm personal relationships with family and friends.
Depending on the circumstances, alternative sentencing for rehabilitation may help an individual combat addiction and substance abuse. Diversion programs can help get to the root of the problem rather than simply punishing the symptoms of that problem. Successful rehabilitation can help an individual become a contributing member of society and maintain their own well-being.
Protecting Your Future
It’s normal to be afraid, confused, and even angry after being arrested for drug trafficking. As the stress piles up, it can help to know that justice is within reach. At Farah & Farah, our drug trafficking attorneys listen to our clients and help their story get heard. We are committed to protecting our clients’ rights and can provide you with the support and information you need to make the necessary decisions for your future. If you have questions regarding you or a loved one’s options for defense, please contact us today. A consultation with our law firm is free and confidential.