Facing drug trafficking charges in West Palm Beach can be devastating. The stakes are high and you likely do not know how to proceed if you do not have a legal background. A West Palm Beach drug trafficking lawyer, however, can provide you with the help you need. Our experienced attorneys have ample experience working on cases like this, and, although no two cases are identical, they know the law, and they know how to assist individuals based on their desired objectives.
A skilled drug attorney could provide you with full-scope case support, including case management, legal strategy planning, and representation throughout the process. An attorney can work with you to assess the facts and circumstances of the case, determine your ultimate objectives, and build a strong plan of action.
Florida’s drug laws are some of the harshest in the country. Drug trafficking in West Palm Beach is governed by Florida Statutes Title XLVI § 893.135. In the statutes, the term trafficking includes selling, purchasing, manufacturing, and delivering drugs. The Drug Laws specific to trafficking in Florida are intended to target individuals who are dealing with large quantities of illegal substances. The laws apply to a wide variety of different types of drugs, including, but not limited to:
Whether an individual is charged with possession or trafficking has to do with the amount of the drug involved, and it varies depending on the drug. For instance, a person with only four grams of fentanyl can face charges trafficking, but an individual must have more than 25 pounds of cannabis to face charges for trafficking.
The penalties for drug trafficking also vary depending upon the drug involved and the quantity. All drug trafficking charges are Felonies, which are more serious crimes than misdemeanors.
The penalties for trafficking marijuana require a minimum sentence of three years in prison and a fine of $25,000. For more than a ton of marijuana, the potential penalties increase to seven years in prison and a fine of $50,000.
Even possession with intent to sell is a third-degree felony that can result in up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000. Any offense considered a second-degree felony is punishable by 15 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. A West Palm Beach drug trafficking lawyer could mitigate the penalties that an individual may face.
Any individual facing criminal accusations innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. It is the job of the prosecution to prove the offense beyond a reasonable doubt before getting a conviction.
Our experienced West Palm Beach drug trafficking lawyers are well-versed with the laws and with each element that the prosecution is required to prove for each drug crime, and they work diligently to hold the prosecution to that burden. They identify any gaps in the prosecution’s evidence to weaken their case, and they mount strong defenses for potential clients to ensure their rights are protected each step of the way.
Whether it is representing an individual in negotiation agreements or protecting their constitutional rights, our talented attorneys advocate tirelessly for the accused. Call today for an initial consultation, free of charge.
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