Drug Trafficking

Jacksonville Drug Trafficking Lawyers

Aggressive Criminal Defense in Florida

Drug trafficking is a serious criminal offense that can result in severe penalties. Even if you are being charged at the federal level, you still have rights. The legal professionals at the Law Office of Russell B. McCormick, PA have over 14 years of experience defending clients against drug charges, including drug trafficking.

Our Jacksonville drug trafficking attorneys can help you build a solid defense and aggressively fight the charges. Call (904) 353-0436 or contact us online today.

What Is Drug Trafficking?

Drug trafficking, also referred to as drug distribution, is the illegal production, cultivation, and movement of controlled substances. It is a felony offense and is considered to be a federal crime, as well as a state crime.

Controlled substances in Florida include:

  • Marijuana
  • Heroin
  • Cocaine
  • Ecstasy
  • Methamphetamine
  • Prescription drugs, such as hydrocodone and oxycodone

Drug trafficking charges are more serious than drug possession charges and carry much harsher penalties. The penalties will depend on the type and amount of drug, as well as factors such as whether the drug was being distributed to minors or near a school.

Penalties for Drug Trafficking

Drug trafficking penalties can be quite severe, even for first-time offenders. In some cases, a conviction for drug trafficking can result in a life sentence. However, the specific penalties will depend on the type of drug, the amount, and the circumstances surrounding the crime.

Penalties for drug trafficking in Florida include:

  • Three years in prison and/or a $25,000 fine for 28 grams of cocaine
  • Fifteen years in prison and/or a $200,000 fine for 200 grams of cocaine
  • Life in prison and/or a $250,000 fine for 400 grams of cocaine
  • Three years in prison and/or a $50,000 fine for 25 pounds of marijuana
  • Fifteen years in prison and/or a $200,000 fine for 2,000 pounds of marijuana
  • Life in prison and/or a $250,000 fine for 10,000 pounds of marijuana

These are just a few examples of the penalties you could face if you are convicted of drug trafficking. The penalties for trafficking prescription drugs are also quite severe and can result in life in prison.

Defending Against Drug Trafficking Charges

Drug trafficking charges are not easy to fight, but with the right legal representation, it is possible to have the charges reduced or even dropped. It may be possible to argue that the drugs were not yours or that you did not know they were in your possession. In some cases, it may be possible to argue that the drugs were planted by law enforcement.

Other possible defenses include:

  • Lack of evidence
  • Illegal search and seizure
  • Invalid search warrant
  • Entrapment

Law enforcement must follow strict procedures when making an arrest and gathering evidence. If your rights were violated at any point during the arrest or investigation, it may be possible to have the evidence thrown out. This could result in the charges being dropped or reduced.

Call Our Firm Today

If you have been charged with drug trafficking, it is important to seek legal representation as soon as possible. The sooner you contact the Law Office of Russell B. McCormick, PA, the sooner we can get to work on your case. We will conduct a thorough investigation and help you build a solid defense.

Call (904) 353-0436 now to schedule a free consultation with our drug trafficking lawyers in Jacksonville.

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