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    Drug Crimes Attorney in Miami

    Providing Effective & Experienced Advocacy

    Drug crimes cover a broad range of offenses involving illegal substances, from possession and sale to manufacturing and distribution. These crimes entail violations of federal and/or state law.

    Depending on the particular circumstances of a case, these offenses can result in an extensive range of possible criminal and administrative consequences, including probation, property forfeiture, prison, and partaking in a court-ordered drug treatment program.

    This is why it is imperative that you immediately retain an experienced drug crimes lawyer in Miami if you are facing any type of drug charges.

    Schedule your free consultation with our Miami drug crime lawyer! Call (305) 400-0074. Se habla Español.

    What Are The Different Types of Drug Crimes In Florida?

    In Florida, there are various types of drug crimes that individuals can be charged with. If you are facing drug-related charges, it is important to consult with a skilled Miami drug crime lawyer backed by years of experience in criminal law who can provide sound legal counsel and guidance. At Law Office of Armando J. Hernandez, P.A., we can address the specifics of your case during your consultation and work to create a solid defense.

    Below are some types of drug crimes in Florida:

    • Drug Possession: The unlawful possession of controlled substances, such as marijuana, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, or prescription drugs, without a valid prescription.
    • Drug Trafficking: The sale, distribution, transportation, or importation of controlled substances in large quantities.
    • Drug Manufacturing: Production or cultivation of controlled substances such as methamphetamine or LSD with the intent to distribute or sell them.
    • Drug Sales or Distribution: Selling or distributing controlled substances, on a small scale or as part of a larger operation
    • Prescription Fraud: Obtaining prescription drugs unlawfully, forging prescriptions, or engaging in fraudulent activities to obtain controlled substances.
    • Drug Paraphernalia Possession: Possessing drug paraphernalia, like as syringes, pipes, or bongs, that are intended for drug use.

    The severity of penalties for drug crimes in Florida depends on factors such as the type and quantity of drugs involved, prior criminal history, and other aggravating circumstances. Speaking with a seasoned drug crime lawyer in Miami, FL, can provide you with valuable insights into what consequences you may face and which strategies might work best to defend you against the charges.

    At Law Office of Armando J. Hernandez, P.A., we offer a free initial case review with a Miami drug crime attorney and we are available 24/7 for support. We also provide Spanish-speaking services to assist clients. With more than 20 years of trial experience, we are prepared to defend your rights after an arrest. Be rest assured that your case will be handled with expertise and dedication. Reach out to us today.

    Penalties for Drug Crimes in Miami

    The following are several drug offenses and their corresponding penalties:

    • The possession of marijuana, in any quantity, is punishable by up to 1 year in jail and a minimum fine of $1,000 for a first conviction under federal law. Any further convictions and greater amounts of marijuana result in much more severe penalties. The sale of less than 50 kilograms of marijuana is a felony under federal law, punishable by 5 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
    • The federal penalties for possession of cocaine and heroin are harsher than those for marijuana. The penalties for the sale or distribution of these dangerous drugs can include a life sentence.

    Understanding the Consequences of a Drug Crime Conviction

    If you have been charged with a drug crime in Miami, it is important to understand the potential consequences of a conviction. In addition to fines and jail time, a drug crime conviction can have a lasting impact on your life, including:

    • Difficulty finding employment
    • Limited educational opportunities
    • Loss of professional licenses
    • Difficulty obtaining housing
    • Loss of voting rights
    • Immigration consequences

    At Law Office of Armando J. Hernandez, P.A., our experienced drug crimes attorney in Miami is dedicated to providing effective advocacy to protect your rights and minimize the potential consequences of a drug crime conviction. We understand the complex nature of drug crime cases and will work tirelessly to develop a strong defense strategy tailored to your unique situation.

    Common Illegal Substances Found in Miami

    The most commonly found illegal or controlled substances for which arrests are made include:

    • Crack
    • Heroin
    • Cocaine
    • Oxycodone (e.g., Percocet, Endocet, Tylox)
    • Cannabis (marijuana), also known as weed, pot, and bud
    • Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), also known as ecstasy

    Less commonly found illegal or controlled substances include:

    • Opium
    • Hashish
    • Barbiturates
    • Phencyclidine (PCP)
    • Psilocybin (mushrooms)
    • Methamphetamines, also known as crystal meth
    • Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), also known as acid

    It is also illegal to possess or sell prescription painkillers or stimulants without a prescription, such as:

    • Xanax
    • Vicodin
    • Steroids
    • Codeine
    • Morphine
    • OxyContin
    • Methadone
    • Hydrocodone
    • Benzodiazepines

    Can a Minor Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Florida?

    In Florida, medical marijuana cards are usually only given to individuals 18 years or older, minors under the age of 18 can get a medical marijuana card if they show medical need.

    Defending Against Drug Crime Charges

    When facing drug crime charges in Miami, it is crucial to have a skilled and experienced drug crimes attorney by your side. At Law Office of Armando J. Hernandez, P.A., we are dedicated to providing effective and aggressive advocacy to protect your rights and fight for the best possible outcome.

    Our team understands the complexities of drug crime cases and will work diligently to build a strong defense strategy tailored to your specific situation. We have a deep understanding of Florida's drug laws and will explore all possible defenses, including:

    • Challenging the legality of the search and seizure
    • Questioning the credibility of witnesses or informants
    • Examining the chain of custody of the evidence
    • Exploring potential violations of your constitutional rights

    By leveraging our extensive knowledge and experience, we aim to minimize the consequences you may face, such as fines, probation, or imprisonment. We will fight tirelessly to protect your freedom and future.

    Don't Let a Drug Crime Conviction Ruin Your Life

    Being charged with a drug crime can have serious consequences that can impact your life for years to come. In addition to possible jail time and fines, a drug crime conviction can make it difficult to find employment, housing, and even obtain financial aid for education.

    At Law Office of Armando J. Hernandez, P.A., we understand the severity of drug crime charges and the impact they can have on your future. Our experienced Miami drug crimes lawyers will work tirelessly to build a strong defense on your behalf and fight for the best possible outcome in your case.

    To schedule a free consultation with our drug crimes lawyer in Miami, call Law Office of Armando J. Hernandez, P.A. today at (305) 400-0074 or contact us online.

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    Why Choose Law Office of Armando J. Hernandez, P.A.

    • Over 20 Years of Defense Experience
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