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Miami Federal Drug Trafficking Attorney

Selling drugs is a popular way for people to make money. Drugs can bring in a lot of cash, but selling drugs is not legal.

Drug trafficking is the illegal transporting of or transacting in controlled substances. Under federal law, Title 21, Section 841, it is illegal for a person to knowingly or intentionally “manufacture, distribute, or dispense, or possess with intent to manufacture, distribute, or dispense, a controlled substance.”

States may also criminalize drug trafficking as well. For example, Florida has laws outlining the amounts and penalties for trafficking various drugs, such as cannabis, cocaine, methamphetamines, morphine, oxycodone, fentanyl, and other drugs. Typically, a small amount of drug is considered a possession charge and not trafficking. Trafficking involves larger than normal quantities of drugs.

Florida has long held a reputation for having some of the nation’s strictest drug laws and robust enforcement initiatives. Drug trafficking offenses are typically classified as felonies and penalized with mandatory minimum prison sentences.

You need to defend yourself from drug trafficking charges, as the penalties are severe and can affect you for the rest of your life. Get legal help right away from a Miami federal drug trafficking attorney from Asilia Law Firm.

Defenses to Drug Trafficking

If you’re facing a drug trafficking charge, you have legal rights and you’re entitled to a defense. Here are some common defenses:

  • Lack of knowledge or intent. One of the most common defenses against drug trafficking charges is the lack of knowledge or intent. If you did not know that you were carrying drugs or you did not intend to traffic drugs, you may have a strong defense against the charges.
  • Police misconduct. Another common defense against drug trafficking charges involves police misconduct. You can use this defense if the police officers who arrested you violated your legal rights during the investigation or arrest.
  • Illegal search and seizure. Another defense is the violation of your Fourth Amendment rights through an illegal search and seizure. If the police did not have the warrant to search you, or if they exceeded the scope of their search warrant, any evidence they collected may be excluded from trial.
  • Entrapment occurs when a law enforcement officer induces a person to commit a crime that they would not have committed without that inducement. If you can prove that you were entrapped into committing the drug trafficking crime, you may have a strong defense.
  • Duress occurs when an individual is forced to commit a crime under the threat of imminent harm or injury to themselves or others. You may have a solid defense if you were threatened or coerced into committing the crime or that you were in fear for your safety. 

Contact Asilia Law Firm Today

Drugs are deadly substances. As such, law enforcement officials pursue traffickers aggressively.

If you have been arrested for drug trafficking, get a solid defense from a Miami federal drug trafficking attorney from Asilia Law Firm. Fill out the online form or call (786) 420-3014 to schedule a free consultation.

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