At The Edelstein Firm, we understand the serious consequences that can result from a drug arrest or conviction. A drug-related conviction can negatively impact just about every aspect of your life, from your reputation and career to your family life and personal relationships. That is why it is so important that you choose a Miami drug crimes attorney with the necessary skill and experience to help you avoid these potential life-long negative consequences.
95% of drug prosecutions take place in state court and are violations of state drug crime laws. Especially simple possession cases and cases involving small quantities of drugs. Federal criminal prosecutions are usually reserved for larger scale conspiracies and crimes involving the importation of drugs.
Type of Drug Crimes and Drug Charges
Our Miami based firm has many years of experience defending drug cases and offers representation to potential clients charged with:
- possession of a controlled substance;
- possession of drug paraphernalia;
- fraudulently obtaining a controlled substance;
- fraudulent prescription of a controlled substance;
- possession with intent to sell a controlled substance;
- delivery of a controlled substance;
- manufacturing of a controlled substance;
- sale of a controlled substance;
- and trafficking in a controlled substance.
Most—but not all—drug crimes involve the following substances:
- Oxycodone (Oxycontin)
- Hydrocodone (Vicodin)
- Methamphetamine (“Meth, crystal, crystal meth, speed”)
- Gammahydroxybutyrate (“GHB”)
- Ketamine (Special K, “K,” Kit Kat, vitamin K)
- MDMA / Ecstasy (3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine)
- Molly (4-Methylethcathinone)
- Rohypnol (“Roofies”)
- Benzodiazepines (Xanax, Valium, etc.)
- Lysergic acid diethylamide (“Acid, LSD”)
- Psilocybin/Psilocyn (“Mus hrooms, shrooms”)
- Phencyclidine (“Angel dust, crystal, PCP”)
- Anabolic steroids
Felony and Misdemeanor Drug Crimes
In Florida, most criminal drug cases are felonies—even simple possession of a controlled substance. Possession of under 20 grams of marijuana, however, is charged as a misdemeanor. For all other substances, the degree of the felony can vary depending on the amount and type of drug involved, intent of the person possessing the drug, as well as whether there was a sale or transaction.
Drug Crimes Attorney Working to Protect Individuals Accused of Possession, Sales, and Distribution, or Drug Trafficking
A conviction for any drug offense can change your life forever. People found guilty of drug crimes may face substantial fines, jail or prison, as well as a driver’s license suspension. In Florida, as in any other state, a person is innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Mistakes can be—and often are— made in the legal process, from an illegal search to errors made by prosecutors and judges. The job of your Miami drug crimes attorney is to protect your legal rights, challenge any evidence against you, and present any and all evidence/facts which may work to your advantage. Ultimately, your defense lawyer should fight to protect your freedom, and prevent a conviction so that the damage to your life is minimal.
Florida Statute 893.13 – Florida Statute containing most drug crimes.
21 U.S. Code Part D – Federal drug crime laws.
Contact An Experienced Miami Drug Crimes Attorney
Whether you or a loved one has been arrested for a drug crime, or are under investigation, it is critical to consult with an experienced drug crimes attorney in Miami as soon as possible to ensure that your rights are protected. You need the counsel of an experienced lawyer to guide you through the process and maximize your chances of resolving your case with a favorable outcome.
Over the years, we have represented hundreds of clients in a wide range of drug cases. There is a good chance that we have dealt with your type of case and have represented clients who shared similar needs and concerns that you may have. Feel free to browse through the results section of our site for a representative sample of some of our past cases, and the results we have achieved for our clients.
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