Arrested in Lee,
Charlotte , Sarasota or Manatee for Illegal Drug Sales or Drug Trafficking?
In most cases, trafficking of marijuana, cocaine, heroin or opiates carries a minimum mandatory prison sentence. You can be prosecuted in either federal or state court.
We have more than 30 years of experience defending trafficking cases. We will represent you at bond reduction hearings and work to get you released on bond while your drug charges are being fought in court.
Drug trafficking does not mean that you were selling drugs.
Marijuana Growing Defense Attorneys
Merely having a certain amount of a controlled substance on your person, in your car or in your house is enough to get you arrested for drug trafficking. If you have over 25 pounds of pot or over 25 marijuana plants, including seedlings, the prosecution may accuse you of operating a grow house, and you could be charged with trafficking in marijuana. You can be charged with trafficking in drugs by merely having a certain quantity of oxicodone, Oxycontin, fentynal, dilaudid, heroin or Xanax. You could be facing up to 25 years in prison.
Knowing how to defend comes from knowing how to prosecute. Do not wait until arraignment to hire a private attorney.
The police may have made serious mistakes in getting a search warrant or illegally detaining you on I-75. If you were arrested for trafficking by the Florida Highway Patrol, the Sarasota Sheriff’s Office , Manatee Sheriff’s Office, Lee Sheriff’s office, Charlotte Sheriff’s Office or Cape Coral’s Police Department, we may be able to prove you were illegally stopped or held too long while a drug dog was brought to the scene. We may be able to convince the prosecutor not to file charges.
If your car or truck was seized and you received a notice of forfeiture, we may be able to get your vehicle back.