The state has all kinds of transportation–by air and sea– bringing drugs across the state. That’s the reason people in Florida can be easily exposed to drugs– and accused of being involved.
● Before the end of the first quarter of 2021, there were 30 pounds of cocaine seized– amounting to $330,000
● A few days after the incident, a group of Florida drug traffickers was convicted for another large-scale cocaine operations
● At the start of the second quarter of 2021, a man has been arrested after he picked up a FedEx package containing 258 grams of cocaine
If you discover that you’re the subject of a drug trafficking investigation, you need to work with a competent attorney to defend you.
These are the common drug trafficking crimes you can be accused of:
● Manufacturing, delivering, possessing, trafficking, or selling of a controlled substance
● Possessing a controlled substance with the intent to sell, manufacture, or distribute
● Falsely obtaining or prescribing a controlled substance
Penalties for drug trafficking
● Prison: Even for first time offenders, prison sentences in cases of drug trafficking can be for more than a year.
– Up to 25 years jail time
– Mandatory minimum sentences
● Fines: Fines associated with drug trafficking offenses are pretty hefty
○ State convictions can commonly result in fines of $25,000 to $100,000 or more.
○ Federal drug trafficking convictions can see fines in the hundreds of thousands at the least.
● Probation: Probation can be possible in some drug trafficking cases, but this is usually only an option as part of a plea bargain, where the offender agrees to plead guilty to a lesser charge. The penalty could also be a combination of any of the above, so keep in mind that it is unlikely for you to get just one of the above as a punishment. The penalties for drug trafficking will depend on many factors, such as:
● Quantity of the drug
● Type of drug
● Your past criminal history
Once a drug conviction appears on your record, it can be difficult to have it sealed or expunged.
● It negatively affects your immigration status
● It eliminates your chances for certain types of future employment
● It affects your school, your work, and even your family
Attorney Orlando Rodriguez has represented hundreds of people with different types of drug cases. From simple possession, trafficking, manufacturing, and distributing large quantities of drugs. He’s knowledgeable of the Fourth Amendment Search and Seizure law. This reason alone makes him qualified to represent you or your family member accused of a drug crime. He’s well aware that oftentimes, police officers would perform unlawful searches of homes and vehicles. He has accumulated years of experience in doing drug crime defense. This has given attorney Orlando Rodriguez the ability to:
● Spot legal issues
● Seek out the truth in depositions
● File appropriate motions to suppress the evidence
● Judges can force a respondent to attend 26 domestic violence classes over the course of 6 months
● You will surrender your firearms.
● Worst of all, it could really limit your ability to see your children.
● Possession, selling, distribution, transporting, cultivation, and manufacturing of:
○Crystal meth (including running meth labs)
○Prescription drugs such as Vicodin, Valium, Percocet, and OxyContin
● Obtaining a controlled substance by fraud or forgery
● Maintaining a dwelling or motor vehicle to store drugs
●Illegal use of prescription drugs
●Possession of drug paraphernalia