Drug Trafficking Attorney in Kissimmee
Fight Your Charges Today
There are serious mandatory minimum sentences for drug trafficking in Florida.
If you are caught selling or transporting illegal substances, you stand
to face time in prison and heavy fines. Our
Kissimmee drug crime attorney team can make all the difference in negotiating for a lesser charge or
fighting your arrest in court. Melendez & Carmona, P.A. can argue
for the best possible resolution for your case!
We Can Protect You from the Punishments of Tracking
In Florida, punishment for drug trafficking is determined by the weight
of the substances you are charged with possessing. Mandatory minimums
for common illegal substances include:
Marijuana—3 years in prison for 25 pounds or more and 7 years for 2,000 pounds
or more and a $50,000 fine
Cocaine—3 years for up to 200 grams and 7 years for up to 400 grams and
a $100,000 fine
Oxycodone, Morphine, Opium—3 years for 4 to 14 grams and 15 years for 14 to 28 grams
Methamphetamine—3 years for 14 to 28 grams and 7 years for 28 to 200 grams
LSD—3 years for 1 to 5 grams and 7 years for 5 to 7 grams
n order to prove a trafficking charge, the prosecution will need to establish
a few things:
- You knowingly purchased a certain substance
- The substance is illegal
- The quantity was enough to qualify for a particular mandatory minimum sentence
- You knew the substance was illegal
Trafficking resembles simple drug possession in many ways. The key differences
are the more serious penalties and the fact that elements such as recorded
phone conversations, confidential informants, phone records, and undercover
agents may be used by the prosecution in a trafficking case.
How We Can Fight the Trafficking Charges
Kissimmee criminal defense lawyer can challenge your arrest—did the officer have probable cause to
stop you? Was a legal search of your car, home, or person legal? Did the
drugs legally belong to another? We can also contest the amount of drugs
you are alleged to possess by having an independent lab weigh it.
Get in touch with our office today and we can hear you out and stand up for you in court.