A drug trafficking offense is one of the most serious drug crimes that a person can be charged with in Florida. An accusation alone can negatively affect your reputation while a conviction can be punished by years in prison and thousands of dollars in fines. Furthermore, trafficking is a felony charge, which means that a mark on your criminal record can affect the jobs you are able to hold and the places you may be allowed to live.
With so much on the line, you cannot afford to postpone taking legal action. At Calvo & Calvo, Attorneys at Law, we understand precisely what is on the line and can fight tirelessly to see that the charges against you are dropped or reduced. Our Punta Gorda criminal defense attorneys possess substantial experience defending clients against even the most severe drug crimes and understand how to maximize the strength of your case.
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The State of Florida defines trafficking as occurring when a person knowingly sells, manufactures, purchases, or delivers a controlled substance in quantities exceeding predetermined amounts. The precise quantity needed to trigger a trafficking charge will vary for each drug. For example, 4 grams of heroin may be enough to constitute a charge whereas 25 pounds or more of marijuana may be required. A person found with less than this stipulated amount may still face related charges such as drug possession or intent to distribute.
The specific penalties a person may face can also be influenced by a number of factors including where the alleged crime took place, if a minor was involved, and if a defendant has past convictions for related offenses. While the specific circumstances of each offense will differ, Florida implements minimum punishments for certain trafficking crimes. These punishments vary with the type of drug and amount of the substance in question. For example, a conviction for 25 pounds of marijuana can lead to a minimum sentence of three years in prison.
If you have been charged with a drug-related crime such as trafficking, contact our legal team as soon as possible and get started on an aggressive defense. For our legal ability and dedication to client service, our attorneys have been honored by numerous legal organizations. Both of our founding attorneys possess a “Superb” Rating by Avvo, the highest marks given by the prestigious legal rating service. When you need the personalized service of a boutique law firm combined with the resources of a large organization, look no further than Calvo & Calvo, Attorneys at Law.
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