Drug trafficking in Florida is the most serious type of drug crime with mandatory minimum prison sentences. Being accused of trafficking drugs is entirely dependent on the quantity of the drug. A lot of times the difference between, for example, cocaine possession and cocaine trafficking is one gram. If the cocaine possessed is 27 grams you are facing a third degree felony for cocaine possession. If, however, you have 28 grams (or more) then you are facing a first degree felony punishable by up to thirty (30) years in prison with a mandatory minimum sentence of three (3) years in state prison. Prosecutors will strongly disagree to waiving this three (3) year prison sentence. All because that one gram made all the difference in getting the enhanced drug trafficking charge.
What follows is a small sample of the most common drug trafficking crimes in Miami and the associated minimum mandatory prison sentence. These crimes below are all first degree felonies with a maximum penalty of thirty (30) years in state prison. However, if a person had actual or constructive possession of a firearm they are facing a maximum sentence of LIFE in state prison.
Your Fourth Amendment right against unreasonable search and seizure is a crucial defense and an experienced attorney will use this right to attack the way law enforcement seized the drugs in your case. Attorney Antonio Jimenez has had success with getting drug trafficking clients to avoid prison with the relentless attacks of the tactics that the police used to seize the evidence. As a former prosecutor in Miami, he has prosecuted these crimes and worked one-on-one with narcotics detectives learning their tactics. Contact him today for a free confidential consultation about your drug trafficking case.