Florida Cocaine Trafficking Charges

Florida Cocaine TraffickingDrug trafficking charges are serious charges that can affect your entire life if you get convicted. Those who are convicted of drug trafficking not only face years of incarceration and hefty fines but also a troublesome future. If you’re facing drug charges, you’re likely worried that you might never return to life as you knew it. However, we want you to know there is hope.

In Florida, The Umansky Law Firm is a trusted source of legal representation for individuals facing drug trafficking charges. We believe that no person’s life should be defined by a single mistake and that you have the right to an attorney who can help you win your second chance at life.

Understanding Cocaine Trafficking In Florida

Cocaine charges are some of the most common drug charges in the state of Florida. Cocaine is considered a Schedule II drug, which means the penalties for possession and drug trafficking are severe. According to the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, Schedule II drugs are considered dangerous and can potentially lead to severe dependence.

Under Florida Statute 893.135(1)(c)(2), any of these illegal activities can be considered cocaine  trafficking:

  • Possessing
  • Purchasing
  • Delivering
  • Selling
  • Manufacturing
  • Or transporting

If you’re facing cocaine trafficking charges, it’s essential to contact a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. The sooner you contact an attorney you can trust, the more likely you will be to mitigate the charges you face. 

What are the Penalties for Cocaine Trafficking in Florida?

Penalties for cocaine trafficking are severe. The specific penalties a person faces for cocaine trafficking are dependent on multiple factors including the amount of cocaine involved in the crime. Common penalties for trafficking cocaine include:

  • 3-30 years in prison and fines up to $50,000
  • 7-30 years in prison and fines up to $100,000
  • 15-30 years in prison and fines up to $250,000

The more cocaine a person has, the more severe the penalties will be. In addition to the penalties outlined above, any person convicted of cocaine trafficking will lose their license for up to 1 year.

The best way to reduce the penalties you face for drug trafficking is to hire an attorney who cares about their clients and is willing to spend time learning the details of the charges. In Florida, The Umansky Law Firm is committed to doing just that.

What are Viable Cocaine Trafficking Defense Strategies?

Just because you’re facing criminal charges does not mean you’re guilty. An experienced and professional defense attorney will guide you through your case every step of the way. One of the ways The Umansky Law Firm assists its clients in winning their cases is by developing defense strategies based upon the details of the case. Common defense strategies used by The Umansky Law Firm for cocaine trafficking cases include:

  • Illegal search and seizure
  • Entrapment
  • Insufficient evidence
  • Substantial assistance

It’s not uncommon for law enforcement in Florida to perform illegal search and seizure. Many police officers suspect that the individuals they want to charge with cocaine trafficking are not aware of their rights. Therefore, they often deny those rights to the individuals in custody.

Hire an Aggressive Orlando Drug Defense Attorney

At The Umansky Law Firm, we go out of our way to ensure you get your second chance at life. Our attorney team believes no one’s life should be defined by a single mistake and will work diligently to get to know you and your case, creating the most viable defense strategy. We have more than 100 years of combined experience and have won thousands of cases across Central Florida for people just like you.

Don’t wait another day to get started on your defense. Call The Umansky Law Firm at 407-228-3838 or fill out our online contact form today. We are here for you.