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Cocaine Trafficking Lawyer in Miami
Decades of Experience Serving Miami & Fort Lauderdale
Trafficking in cocaine is perhaps the most serious possible drug crime, with convictions possibly resulting in decades in prison and hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines. The violence and bloodshed associated with the War on Drugs in Miami inevitably led to law enforcement agencies making it a greater priority to put alleged cocaine offenders behind bars. Those charged with cocaine-related crimes need an experienced Miami cocaine trafficking lawyer on their side.
Shortly after a shooting spree at the Dadeland Mall in July 11, 1979 that popularized the term "cocaine cowboys," Lieutenant Robert Willis told the Washington Post that he had investigated almost as many drug-related killings in the first 6 months of that year (23 killings) as in all of the prior year (28). As a result, more law enforcement attention has been directed toward cocaine-related offenses.
Florida Statute § 893.135(b) establishes that it is a first degree felony if any person who knowingly sells, purchases, manufactures, delivers, or brings into Florida, or is knowingly in actual or constructive possession of, 28 grams or more of cocaine or of any mixture containing cocaine.
Convictions for trafficking in cocaine are punishable as follows:
- 28-200 grams – 3-30 years in prison and/or fine of up to $50,000
- 200-400 grams – 7-30 years in prison and/or fine of up to $100,000
- 400 gram-150 kilograms – 15-30 years in prison and/or fine of up to $250,000
- 150 kilograms or more – life in prison with ineligibility for any form of discretionary early release
Federal Cocaine Trafficking Penalties
Cocaine trafficking offenses that occur on federal property or involve federal law enforcement agencies can result in federal charges. These charges are based on the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) and carry punishments that are even more severe than state charges.
Even a first offense can range from 5-40 years in prisons and fines of up to $5 million. If a person is injured in the process, those punishments will be increased. It is crucial that you don’t try to fight charges of this magnitude on your own. The Hoffman Firm can help you plan an effective defense for your future.
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