Have you been accused of drug trafficking? Believe it or not, a prosecutor is not required to prove that you are in fact a drug dealer. If you are in possession of drugs, whether illicit prescription drugs, marijuana or cannabis, cocaine, or opiates such as heroin, the state of Florida needs only to show that, along with possessing them, you knew these drugs were illicit in nature.
If you find yourself in the distressing situation of being charged with conspiracy to traffic drugs, there is no need to panic. The professional legal team at The Hoffman Firm, led by Miami Criminal Attorney Evan A. Hoffman, can help. Evan Hoffman, a highly experienced criminal lawyer, is also a former prosecutor. If you have been wrongly accused, feel free to contact us to learn more about our services.
Conviction of drug charges in Florida means a minimum of 3 years of incarceration. Conspiracy of drug trafficking, regardless of degree, means that the person in question has personally intended to engage in a transaction with at least one other person.
However, even if you were not intending to sell the drugs, possession of a certain amount means that you could even get a sentence of life in prison. These convictions also carry some extremely high fines. Luckily, a drug trafficking defense attorney can help you avoid these convictions.
You could be charged with conspiracy to traffic drugs if you are allegedly in possession of the following amounts:
- 25 pounds or more of cannabis, which is equal to 300 or more cannabis plants, which carries a minimum sentence of 3 years and a minimum fine of $25,000.
- 28 grams or more of cocaine, which carries a minimum term of 3 years and a minimum fine of $50,000.
- 1 gram or more of LSD, which carries a minimum of 3 years and a minimum fine of $50,000.
- 4 grams or more of morphine, opium, oxycodone, hydrocodone, hydromorphone, or heroin, which all carry a minimum sentence of 3 years and a minimum fine of $50,000. With pills, the weight of the pills themselves, as well as amount of active ingredient, must be taken into consideration.
Whatever your circumstances, The Hoffman Firm is on your side. To learn more about our services and how we can fight for you, contact us for a free consultation with our highly dependable, professional Miami Criminal Attorney, Evan A. Hoffman.
Did You Know?
According to the NIDA, many drugs, such as cocaine and inhalants, are now being used at lower levels due to an increase in marijuana use over the past 5 years.