Miami Cocaine Trafficking
Cocaine Charges in Miami
If you stand accused of trafficking cocaine you will need an experienced Miami drug crime attorney to protect you against the harsh penalties you face. One of the more seriously prosecuted crimes in our state is drug trafficking. In the case of cocaine, your charges can be elevated from possession to trafficking, depending on the quantity of cocaine taken at the time you were arrested. For 28 to 200 grams of cocaine, there is a minimum prison sentence of 3 years. The penalty increases with the amount seized and with more than 400 grams of cocaine, the minimum mandatory term of incarceration is 15 years.
When federal authorities charge you with cocaine trafficking, the fines can run into the millions of dollars and prison sentences of not less than 10 years for a first offense. Trafficking is a felony drug crime that demands an attorney who can actively contest the charges, each step of the way, in order to reach a favorable outcome.
Defending Your Rights
At Hager & Schwartz, P.A, we have dedicated ourselves to fighting for the rights of individuals accused of drug trafficking, including cocaine. Our years of practice in this area have allowed us to find out what areas of a prosecution's case are weak and can be effectively attacked. Your defense begins with a complete and detailed review of the evidence and charges against you. Sometimes, a way to get your charges reduced can be found, while other times improper police actions can result in some or all of the evidence against you being inadmissible in a court of law.
Proper investigation of the charges against you and formulating an effective defense strategy requires that we get to work on your case quickly. The quality of your life and your freedoms may depend upon it.
Quickly contact a Miami drug crime lawyer for experienced defense of your rights in the face of cocaine trafficking charges.