In State Court, Florida Statute 893.135 sets forth Florida’s drug trafficking laws, mandatory sentences, and conspiracy to engage in trafficking of controlled substances. A person convicted of trafficking or conspiracy to engage in trafficking of a controlled substance subjects themselves to a felony of the first degree (up to 30 years in Florida State Prison), and subjects themselves to be sentenced to a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment from three (3) years up to twenty-five (25) calendar years depending upon the controlled substance they are convicted of trafficking or conspiracy to engage in trafficking in.
In Federal Court, Title 21 U.S.C.A. Chapter 13 sets forth the Federal Uniform Controlled Substances Act and makes it a federal offense for any person to manufacture, distribute, or dispense, or possess with intent to manufacture, distribute, or dispense a controlled substance or to create, distribute, or dispense, or possess with intent to distribute or dispense a counterfeit substance. Any person who is convicted of a violation shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment that could include a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of a term up to a life term of imprisonment in a federal prison.
If you or someone you know are suspected of being involved in any drug trafficking offenses, are being questioned or have been asked to meet with law enforcement for questioning in any drug investigations, are scheduled to appear before a Grand Jury, or have been charged and/or arrested for any drug trafficking or conspiracy to engage in trafficking, whether state or federal, please call my office immediately to set an appointment to discuss your case. It is important to retain legal representation as soon as possible when dealing with a drug trafficking offense so that you do not waive any of your valuable constitutional rights. Timing is extremely important in these types of criminal investigations, so please call me now so that I can meet with you and your family to properly prepare your case.