Drug trafficking or distribution refers to the selling, transporting, and importing of prohibited drugs such as methamphetamines, cocaine, marijuana, and heroin. It also applies to the trafficking of prescription drugs like pain killers and such.
What are the Consequences of Miami Drug Trafficking?
A person caught distributing drugs or in possession of a large amount of drugs or cash at the time of arrest could be charged with drug trafficking. Punishment is based on several factors like the type of drugs peddled as well as the amount.
A conviction in a state like Florida would mean a lengthy prison sentence. It could also mean fines of up to $250,000. As such, hiring an experienced Miami drug trafficking lawyer would definitely be advantageous to you.
Minimum Mandatory Sentences
- Cannabis Trafficking or “Grow Houses”
- If you possess more than 25 lbs. or 300 plants, but fewer than 2,000 lbs. or 2,000 plants, you face a 3-year minimum mandatory prison sentence.
- If you possess more than 2,000 lbs. or 2,000 plants, but fewer than 10,000 lbs., or 10,000 plants, you face a 7-year minimum mandatory prison sentence.
- If you possess more than 10,000 lbs., or 10,000 plants, you face a 15-year minimum mandatory prison sentence.
- Cocaine Trafficking
- If you possess 28 grams or more but fewer than 200 grams, you face a 3-year minimum mandatory prison sentence.
- If you possess 200 grams or more but fewer than 400 grams, you face a 7-year minimum mandatory prison sentence.
- If you possess 400 grams or more, but fewer than 150 kilograms, you face a 15-year minimum mandatory prison sentence.
- If you possess 150 kilograms or more, you face life in prison.
As any drug trafficking lawyer will tell you, getting caught with arms will automatically compound the minimum mandatory sentence. You will face an additional 10 years apart from the minimum mandatory sentence for the amount in your possession upon arrest. Keep in mind, however, that drug trafficking is a first degree felony. This could mean a sentence of up to life in state prison so hiring a good drug trafficking lawyer is a must if you find yourself in this unfortunate situation.
A Miami Drug Trafficking Defense Lawyer You Can Trust
Want to effectively beat the drug charges against you or avoid the minimum mandatory prison sentences? If so, it is imperative that you contact an experienced and veteran Miami drug trafficking lawyer immediately after your arrest.
Drug trafficking lawyer, Chad Piotrowski, will investigate all angles of your drug crime case in order to build a solid and formidable defense designed to get your charges reduced or suspended altogether. As a former prosecutor, Chad Piotrowski worked closely with undercover officers, crime suppression units, DEA, the Special Response Team (“SRT” or SWAT), and officers assigned to the narcotics unit that dealt primarily with high-level drug traffickers. He understands the complexities surrounding drug crimes.
Let our Firm Handle Your Miami Drug Trafficking Case
If you or someone you love has been arrested and charged with a drug crime in Miami-Dade County, Broward County, Palm Beach County, or anywhere in the state of Florida, it is important to retain the services of an experienced Miami drug trafficking lawyer the moment you are arrested. Call Piotrowski Law today for a free and confidential review of your case.
[There] aren’t that many people left in this world that give you[their] word and keep it. Chad genuinely cares about the problem at hand. Whether minute or something very serious you can sit back and relax, knowing you have the best representation available. I would recommend Chad to my family and friends.
(Jan 15, 2013) I had the distinct pleasure of working closely with Chad when we were both supervising attorneys within the Domestic Violence Unit at the State Attorney’s Office here in Miami-Dade County. We successfully tried numerous jury trials together, and I always look forward to the opportunity of working with him again on any matter. Chad is a phenomenal attorney whose training, experience, intelligence and trial skills are only matched by his commitment to excellence. He is very trustworthy, hard working, and always uses his experience to get positive results for his clients without fail. As such, Chad’s stellar reputation amongst the legal community is very well deserved.
– Robin Pimentel (Worked together on matter)
I have known Chad as both a dedicated prosecutor as well as an aggressive criminal defense lawyer who regularly achieves well beyond his clients’ expectations.
– Thomas Mote (Fellow lawyer in community)
(Feb 7, 2013) Mr. Piotrowski is a highly skilled lawyer. He has an outstanding reputation with the judges. I endorse this lawyer!
– Frank Gaviria (Fellow lawyer in community)
(Jan 8, 2018) When i first contacted through email i was suprised and impressed that he was willing to call me to discuss the case at 10pm. He was honest and real reasonable priced and didnt use agressive sales and fear tactics like other lawyers use. He treated me fairly and not like a criminal. Was falsely arrested by miami dade narc cops for preworkout supplement that they claimed was opoids and 100% cbd hemp oil that they claimed is thc oil. Chad was agressive and moved quickly got this case dismised at the araignment for a reasonable price.
– Doug (Case dismissed at araignment)
(Oct 26, 2017) I called Chad on a weekend for a free consult, he was at the park with his family, he was hired on the spot as we spoke. We researched him online extensively, read reviews etc. During the months of anxiety, Chad would call/text to explain anything or address concerns and try to calm my nerves. He doesn’t act/talk strict & binding. He’s very hands-on, experienced, knows his work, 110% trustworthy, very out-going, straight-forward tells you as it is, crack jokes, and actually keeps in communication, which is very important, because being informed helps you to understand everything as you go along. So, here you have a lawyer who is not only good at law but is a people’s person, not like some unpleasant, overpriced ones out there. We recommend Chad to ANYONE. If you’re in doubt or worried about something, trust HIM! He was also very affordable and had a very convenient payment plan. CASE DISMISSED.
(Jan 8, 2017) Chad is an excellent attorney. As a working parent I was not able to be at court to support my daughter while going through criminal charges. Chad was there every single time supporting my daughter by keeping her informed, by contacting her previous attorneys from out of State to reduce her case from criminal to civil. There are no words I can ever express to convey my gratitude.
Thank you Chad
(Jan 6, 2016) I had three trumped up felony charges over something that should have been a police warning at most and the prosecution really, really wanted to pin on me.
Chad went above and beyond both in how he treated me and how he handled the case. My life isn’t ruined right now because of him. He got everything DISMISSED while every other attorney i spoke to were happy to take whatever offer they were given, still leaving me with a ruined record.
Chad, thank you, hiring you was the best decision I’ve ever made.
(Dec 4, 2013) Chad was fantastic. I had a felony case, and as my first offense, I was scared and confused on the entire process. I am glad I choose Chad to represent me, after speaking with so many lawyers. He was honest and detailed from the beginning. He got my case dismissed.
If you need a lawyer in Miami I suggest you go with Chad Piotrowski. He was very adamant about beating my case. He put in maximum effort into my case. He mad me feel comfortable and confident the entire way throughout my case. In the end he fought to get me the very possible outcome. I would definitely retain his services again and recommend him to friends and family. Thank you Chad.
– Julian Sanchez
Mr. Piotrowski is very professional. Mr. Piotrowski represented my nephew and we couldn’t ask for a better attorney. There was never a call not answered, emails and text messages were always answered.
I would refer anyone to mr. Piotrowski I would trust him with anyone in my family. If you need an attorney I guarantee Mr. Piotrowski is the one!!!
Thank you again!!
– Salazar & Moreno Family
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