Drug Trafficking

Have you been charged with drug trafficking? Drug trafficking means the selling of, delivery of, manufacturing of or possession of illegal drugs over a specific quantity. The penalties for drug trafficking crimes are very severe in the state of Florida because it is thought to be a crucial geographical location for drug trafficking activities. The mandatory sentence for drug trafficking offenses ranges from three years to life in prison, plus heavy fines, depending on the type and amount of the drugs involved.

Simply possessing a higher quantity of a controlled substance falls under the definition of drug trafficking. The prosecutor does not have to prove that you are a drug dealer or that you even had the intention to sell the drugs. Prosecutors only need to show that you knew of the unlawful nature of the drug that you possessed. The sooner that a skilled Ocala drug trafficking defense attorney is contacted, the more effective the preparation of your defense will be.

Common Types Of Trafficked Drugs

Convictions for drug offenses are very serious and may have long-term and negative repercussions throughout your life. There are many different drugs that can be trafficked and trafficking can occur anywhere throughout the United States, including trafficking through borders and ports. The most common kinds of narcotics or illegal drugs trafficked are:

  • Marijuana
  • Heroin
  • Cocaine
  • Prescription drugs, including oxycodone, hydrocodone and morphine

If the trafficking offenses you are charged with also involve conspiracy to traffic in these drugs, prior drug convictions or possession of a firearm, the sentence for your crimes may be made even longer.

Get Help From Dunham & Ingram, LLC, Today

It is imperative that you act quickly to counter the charges against you. Contact one of our Florida defense lawyers today by calling 352-433-1107 or by emailing us your contact information.