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Drug trafficking defense in Florida

State, federal and local law enforcement agencies are constantly on the lookout for people violating drug laws in Florida. Because we are a costal state, drug trafficking activities are indeed quite common in our state. However, just because an individual has been arrested accused of drug trafficking and other crimes does not mean that he or she is guilty of the offense. Every Florida resident accused of a crime will have the opportunity to defend him or herself against the charges

At the Figueroa Law Firm, we are passionate defendants of people accused of drug crimes in both state and federal courts, and we have extensive experience in all manner of drug-related accusations. Here are some of the most common types of cases we handle:

-- Drug trafficking: Substances such as marijuana, methamphetamine, powder cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin, and other drugs are found throughout Florida. When individuals are found in possession of a large amount of these contraband substances, prosecutors will often assume and try to prove that the person was engaged in trafficking them -- even if that is not the case at all.

-- Prescription drugs: A lot of different kinds of prescription drugs are sold and traded illegally due to their intoxicative affects. Sometimes individuals who possess these items for legitimate medical conditions are inappropriately accused of crimes relating to the substances.

-- Marijuana grow houses: Marijuana grow house operations are often large and involve a lot of different people. It is not uncommon for a completely innocent bystander to get wrapped up into a marijuana grow house case due to no fault of his or her own.

-- Transporting narcotics over state lines: When controlled substances are carried over state lines or internationally, criminal allegations will fall under the jurisdiction of the federal court system. It is important for those accused of federal crimes to be represented by a lawyer who is familiar with federal defense strategies.

At the Figueroa Law Firm, our attorneys are available to speak with any Florida resident accused of a drug crime. If you are facing drug charges, we are here to listen to your story and advise you of your legal rights and options.

Source: The Figueroa Law Firm, PA, "Drug Trafficking," accessed Nov. 11, 2016

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