What is drug trafficking?
Drug trafficking is a global or local illicit trade involving the cultivation, manufacture, distribution and sale of substances which are subject to drug prohibition laws, better known as controlled substances.
Drug trafficking also usually involves amounts of controlled substances that are far more than for personal use. And can be considered, if evident, ready for sale and distribution either by weight & volume and/or packaging.
Drug trafficking charges are considered extremely serious charges and if you are arrested on this basis you should immediately contact an attorney before speaking with law enforcement. The consequences for these charges can lead to high criminal fines, prison sentences resulting in more than 20 years and more and in most cases Minimum Mandatory prison sentences.
Making “Deals” with Police after your Arrest
Do not under any circumstances try to make “deals” with on scene arresting law enforcement officers if you are being detained or arrested for drug charges trafficking or not. You may think you are helping yourself but all you’re doing is giving the police more evidence & information to prosecute you and put you away in prison. You should invoke your right to remain silent and your right to an attorney immediately. Your private attorney can, if necessary negotiate with the prosecuting entity either State or Federal prosecutor, which will be a binding agreement on your behalf. Police Officers have no control over what happens to you in court. The disposition of your case is up to the Judge, Jury Prosecutor and your defense attorney.
If you are charged with drug trafficking please call our office immediately and we will connect you with an experienced and highly competent attorney Darren Shull who handles and assists you in combating these charges.
Some common drug trafficking charges:
- Trafficking in Oxycodone – Florida Statute 893.135(1)(c)
- Trafficking in Hydrocodone – Florida Statute 893.135(1)(c)
- Trafficking in Cocaine – Florida Statute 893.135(1)(b)
- Trafficking in Ecstasy – Florida Statute 893.135(1)(k)
- Trafficking in GHB – Florida Statute 893.135(1)(h)
- Trafficking in Marijuana – Florida Statute 893.135(1)(a)
- Trafficking in LSD – Florida Statute 893.135(1)(l)
According to the United States Drug Enforcement administration the chart below explains the Federal Trafficking Penalties for Schedules I, II, III, IV, and V (excluding Marijuana)