Miami Narcotics Lawyer
Charged with Drug Trafficking in Miami?
Many times, people can be confused when they are charged with narcotics trafficking as opposed to drug trafficking. A narcotic can be produced chemically or from a natural, vegetable source and the final product includes well-known illegal substances such as heroin, cocaine, crack cocaine, and opium. An individual can be charged with trafficking in narcotics simply based on the amount of narcotics involved, not on any movement of the narcotic in order to sell it. Trafficking is considered a serious drug crime in our state and carries heavy penalties. If you or a loved one have been charged with trafficking in narcotics, it is vital to retain the services of a skilled Miami criminal defense attorney who is willing to fight the charges against you.
As trafficking crimes are prosecuted heavily, there are mandatory minimum sentences imposed on those convicted of charges dealing with heroin, cocaine, and other drugs. You will face a first-degree felony offense, have to pay fines in the tens of thousands of dollars and be imprisoned for 3-15 years. If you are charged with a federal trafficking crime, the penalties will be increased.
Defense in Trafficking Cases
At Hager & Schwartz, P.A., we combine an aggressive approach to your defense with skilled legal research and investigations in order to develop the best possible defense in your case. Just because you have been charged does not mean you will be convicted. The evidence against you may have been gathered illegally or in a manner that does not strictly conform to the law. At times, independent weighing of the narcotic involved can reveal that the weight given by law enforcement was incorrect. It takes an attorney who is willing to investigate and vigorously pursue all of the facts in order to produce a favorable outcome in a narcotics trafficking case.
It is well known that drug smugglers have used our state for many years to bring in their products. This has resulted in a legal system that is set up to come down hard on anyone suspected of narcotics trafficking. We urge you to use an attorney who not only knows the laws but is willing to fight the system on your behalf when you have been charged.
When you face narcotics trafficking charges, quickly contact a Miami drug crime lawyer for an effective defense.