Drug trafficking is the criminal act of distributing illegal drugs or other unlawful controlled substances. It is similar to sales & distribution; however, trafficking takes place on a much broader scale. The penalties an individual can face will depend on the kind of drugs, the volume, if it is considered that there was intent to sell & deliver, as well as any prior convictions.
At Ali & Blankner, all of our Orlando drug crimes attorneys are former prosecutors, so we have a unique insight into how the state prepares and presents their criminal cases. Due to this knowledge and experience, we are able to exploit weaknesses and challenge inaccuracies in the state's case against you.
In the state of Florida, an individual who has been charged with drug trafficking can expect to be dealt heavy and harsh penalties. Such penalties could include fines, imprisonment, community service, probation and court-ordered drug programs.
A person can be charged with trafficking for possessing the following amounts of illegal substances:
A conviction for a drug crime can have life-long consequences and severely impact your ability to obtain future housing, employment and certifications. Don't risk your future and your freedom by not having the right attorney—consult with an Orlando criminal defense attorney at our firm immediately if you, or a loved one, has been arrested for trafficking.
A trafficking arrest does not mean you will be convicted automatically and our legal team can employ any number of defenses to your case. We can argue you were entrapped by law enforcement working undercover, meaning you were induced to commit an offense you otherwise would not have committed.
If the search of your home or person was illegal or a search warrant was obtained in bad faith, this can also be used to undermine the prosecution's case against you. Even if there is some truth to your charges, we can push for reduced penalties if you choose to assist in identifying, arresting, or convicting of others engaged in trafficking.
If you have been arrested or charged with drug trafficking, you need to contact an Orlando trafficking lawyer at our firm today in order to schedule your confidential consultation.