Palm Beach Drug Trafficking Defense Attorney
If you are charged in the State of Florida, it is extremely important that you hire a qualified and experienced Florida drug trafficking lawyer who is knowledgeable with the state’s drug trafficking laws and penalties in addition to Federal law. Drug trafficking is the most serious drug offense an individual can be charged with in the State of Florida. It is considered a 1st degree felony with the potential of a prison sentence of up to 30 years. If you are also consequently charged with possession of a firearm at the time of arrest, the penalty is even more severe with the potential of life in prison. If the charges also allege that the trafficking was targeting minors, prosecutors will levy further charges against the defendant. Criminal drug trafficking charges can be levied by either State or Federal court. State and Federal laws vary based on type of drug, quantities involved and the resultant penalties.
The legal definition of drug trafficking includes manufacturing, transporting or distributing large quantities of drug. The types of drugs involved and the quantities all carry different minimum and mandatory sentences if convicted. Statue 893.135 Drug Trafficking Laws in Florida are extensive and very specific as to what is punishable by law. Remember, it is the quantity of drugs that are seized at the time of the arrest that determine whether you are charged with possession or trafficking. Based on the types of drugs involved the minimum amounts to qualify as drug trafficking can be very low.
Matthew Konecky, PA is an experienced Palm Beach drug trafficking attorney who handles cases that involve all types of drug charges such as:
- Prescription drugs – opiates, painkillers, oxycodone and steroids
- Synthetic drugs – spice, K2, ecstasy
Drug Trafficking Defense Strategies
In planning your drug trafficking defense strategy, we will focus on some key areas of your case such as:
- The circumstances of the search and seizure – did the methods utilized comply with Federal and State laws?
- Was there reasonable suspicion or was probable cause indicated when you were arrested?
- Was the search warrant valid and properly executed?
- Was your house or vehicle illegally searched?
- Were you informed your rights?
- Did you consent to being searched?
- Did you make any statements and what were the circumstances at the time you made those statements?
As your drug trafficking defense lawyer, I will thoroughly review the above details and many more regarding the validity of your arrest. In many cases I have succeeded in obtaining dismissals or have negotiated very favorable probationary plea bargains. The penalties for drug trafficking are severe and I will work closely with you to ensure you receive the best possible defense to avoid jail and a permanent criminal record. Call us immediately for a CONSULTATION – offices in Palm Beach 561.671.5995 and Broward 954-272-6187.
Matthew Konecky, PA serves clients in the following communities and surrounding areas:
The Law Offices of Matthew Konecky, PA handles clients in Palm Beach County including the following area communities of West Palm Beach, North Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, Rivera Beach, Singer Island, Tequesta, Wellington and Greenacres.