If you have been charged with trafficking in methamphetamine in Florida then you may have a defense. Constructive possession and lack of knowledge are both defenses that are oftentimes successful when fighting trafficking cases. Attorney Williams can also attack the legality of any search conducted by law enforcement that led to your arrest. Even if you don’t think you have a defense, you should always speak to an attorney to make sure you have a full understanding of how the law applies specifically to your case. If you want to know more about constructive possession or lack of knowledge, or if you want to talk to a lawyer about how to beat your trafficking case in Florida, then contact Matthew Williams now for a free consultation.
In Florida, trafficking in methamphetamine is defined under Florida Statute 893.135(1)(f)(1). The severity of the charge and the length of the minimum mandatory sentence depend on how much meth someone is caught with.
There is a three-year minimum mandatory sentence that must be imposed in any case where the Defendant is convicted of trafficking in, sale of, or possession of between 14 grams and 28 grams of methamphetamine.
There is a seven-year minimum mandatory sentence that must be imposed in any case where the Defendant is convicted of trafficking in, sale of, or possession of between 28 grams and 200 grams of methamphetamine.
There is a fifteen-year minimum mandatory sentence that must be imposed in any case where the Defendant is convicted of trafficking in, sale of, or possession of more than 200 grams of methamphetamine.
In addition, any person convicted of trafficking in methamphetamine will have to pay a minimum fine of at least $50,000 and they will have their license suspended for one year by the Florida DHSMV under Florida Statute 322.055.
Criminal convictions, especially convictions for drug-related charges, carry severe consequences and can never be removed from your criminal record. If you are convicted of a felony you will lose your right to vote, your right to own firearms, and your ability to maintain certain business licenses. You can also lose your ability to receive financial aid, your ability to live in certain places and your ability to obtain a passport.
If you need an attorney who will advise you, fight for your rights, and do everything possible to protect your future, or if someone you know has been charged with trafficking in Florida then contact Matthew Williams now for a free consultation.