Drug Offenses & Drug Trafficking

The "war on drugs" has led the State of Florida to enact some of the toughest drug laws in the country. Many drug charges have mandatory/minimum prison sentences. Because the outcome of your drug case could have life-changing consequences, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney to help you navigate through the court system.

A highly qualified attorney with the requisite training and experience to handle these types of cases can often assist you in the following ways: avoiding a mandatory/minimum prison sentence, maintaining your driver's license and/or your ability to receive student loans, avoiding the stigma and real-life consequences of a drug conviction, challenging law enforcement's seizure of your vehicle or personal property, and/or receiving treatment for substance abuse addiction.

As former prosecutors, we handled thousands of drug cases. As a result, we know what the Assistant State Attorney and Judge will be looking for. After evaluating your drug case, Blake & Dorsten, P.A. can assist in many ways. We can advise you as to whether or not you should apply for the State's PTI (pre-trial intervention) program. If appropriate, we can file a Motion to Suppress an illegal stop and/or detention. We can determine if your case meets the criteria for a transfer to "Drug Court." We can also help you take the appropriate steps to enroll in a drug treatment program (before going to court), which can often make a difference in how the State Attorney's Office and the Judge view your case.

If you find yourself facing a Drug Trafficking charge, the stakes are even higher. You are likely facing a mandatory/minimum prison sentence as well as a hefty fine. You will need an attorney who has vast experience handing these serious charges. As a prosecutor, I investigated and handled numerous Drug Trafficking charges such as Trafficking in: Cocaine, Heroin, MDMA (Ecstasy), Cannabis (Marijuana), Hydrocodone (Vicodin), Oxycodone (Percocet or Roxicet), Flunitrazepam (Rohypnol) and Phencyclidine (PCP).

There are certain options available to you when you face a Drug Trafficking charge. Sometimes, an experienced criminal defense attorney can negotiate an agreement with the State Attorney's Office to waive the mandatory/minimum prison sentence and excessive fine and/or get the State Attorney's Office to reduce your Drug Trafficking charge to a lesser included charge that does not require mandatory prison and an excessive fine.

If you have been charged with a drug offense or drug trafficking, contact the Blake & Dorsten, P.A. immediately. You will receive a free consultation from an experienced criminal attorney who can evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of your case. Contact Blake & Dorsten, P.A. today for a free consultation on your Drug Offense and/or Drug Trafficking charge.

Resources:

Trafficking; Mandatory Sentences; Suspension or Reduction of Sentences; Conspiracy to Engage in Trafficking