Miami Drug Crime Attorney
Fighting to Protect Your Future
If you or someone you know has recently been charged with a drug crime in Miami or any of the surrounding communities, working with experienced legal representation should be your first priority. The Miami criminal defense attorneys at Hager & Schwartz, P.A. have more than 35 years of combined experience, are former prosecutors, and have handled the full range of drug crime cases. When you need to protect your rights, freedom, and future, place your trust in our proven lawyers.
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We handle all drug crime cases, including:
- Possession of Drugs
- Sale of Drugs
- Federal Drug Crimes
- Under the Influence
Drug crimes involve not just illegal street drugs but also prescription drugs as well. This is one of the fastest growing types of drug trafficking in Florida, and is commonly associated with charges of "doctor shopping". Florida's laws concerning the possession of prescription drugs are extremely strict and open the door for prosecutors to charge offenders with "trafficking" offenses for carrying even a small amount of a prescription drug. Some of the most common prescription drugs that are associated with drug crime arrests include OxyContin, Opana, and Adderall. The laws surrounding prescription drug cases can be interpreted differently and may be confusing for those who are not familiar with the criminal justice system.
Doctor shopping is a crime that involves seeing a doctor for the purpose of obtaining prescriptions while not disclosing to that doctor that they already have multiple other prescriptions filled from another doctor. This is a third-degree felony in Florida and is punishable by up to five years in Florida State Prison and a $5,000 fine. Withholding information from a practitioner is becoming more and more popular as pain management clinics are growing in number throughout Florida, and law enforcement officers have started investigating innocent patients simply because they have received treatment prescribed by a medical professional.
Aggressive Defense from a Miami Drug Crime Lawyer
Drug crimes penalties will vary depending upon the offense itself, the type of drug and the amount involved. In some cases, a drug crime conviction in Florida may result in up to 15 years imprisonment in a state correctional facility. In other cases (usually involving non-violent first-time offenders) alternative sentencing may be available in lieu of jail time. Your attorney can review your particular case and determine what options may be available to you.
Defending any drug crime charge is not easy. It requires dedication, persistence and a thorough understanding of Florida case law and legislation involving all types of drug charges. At Hager & Schwartz, P.A., our experienced drug crime attorneys have what it takes to be effective. Let us show you how we can protect your rights and help you avoid a conviction. We represent clients throughout all of Miami-Dade County and the surrounding areas in Florida.
Call (305) 330-1360 to request a FREE consultation.