Drug trafficking involves the intentional cultivation, manufacture, sale, purchase, delivery, or possession of prohibited substances/drugs. Under Florida law, drug trafficking is vigorously pursued and individuals are subject to minimum mandatory penalties.
How a Drug Trafficking Defense Lawyer in Tampa Can Help You
If you or a loved one have been arrested or accused of drug trafficking, contact a drug trafficking defense attorney in Tampa promptly. Attorney Anthony Rickman has intimate knowledge of drug trafficking laws at both the state and federal level and will work diligently on your behalf to get charges dropped or reduced before they are formally filed.
Drug trafficking charges at the state and federal are based on the level of offense, an individual’s criminal history, and the minimum mandatory penalties as established by the courts. It’s important to note that in Florida, even if you have no record, you are still subject to the minimum mandatory sentence. If you have already been charged, Anthony Rickman will represent you with a strong defense.
Drug Trafficking Penalties
In Florida State Court, Florida statute 893.135 dictates the minimum mandatory sentences required for the trafficking substances including, but not limited to, cannabis, cocaine, GHB, heroin, LSD, hydrocodone, oxycodone, amphetamine, and methamphetamine. A conviction for these substances ranges from three years to life in prison and thousands of dollars in fines which are based on the quantity and mixture of the substance. Sentencing is complex and the specifics of your case should be discussed with a drug trafficking defense lawyer in Tampa.
Drug Trafficking Defenses
Anthony Rickman’s in-depth understanding of the drug trafficking laws along with his experience as a former state prosecutor is beneficial to his clients in many ways. Depending on the specifics of your case, Mr. Rickman may be able to apply the following types of defenses to your case:
- Unlawful search and seizure
- Violation of the 5th amendment
- Constructive possession
- Lack of witness credibility, trustworthiness, and reliability
- Challenging a forfeiture action
Partnering with The Rickman Law Firm is the first step in getting your case resolved in the most favorable outcome possible.
For a free consultation with an experienced drug trafficking defense attorney in Tampa, please contact The Rickman Law Firm at (813) 712-8736 or submit our contact request form.
Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general educational information only. This information does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice for your specific factual pattern or situation.