Drug Crimes

Dedicated Miami Criminal Defense Attorney

Drug possession and trafficking crime cases are serious. At Redavid Law PLLC, my goal is to get involved as early as possible to do everything I can to avoid having you or your loved one become a casualty of our nation’s seemingly never ending War on Drugs.

Drug trafficking crimes are not limited only to those substances typically labeled as street drugs, like marijuana, cocaine, heroin, or ecstasy. Florida and federal drug laws encompass a wide array of controlled substances, including prescription medications. The potential punishment is harsh, which is why you need a lawyer committed to the art of defending drug crimes.

At Redavid Law PLLC, I am devoted to defending drug trafficking cases — both state and federal charges. Talk to me about a FREE evaluation of your case. (305) 938-9939.

What you need to know about drugs

There is no legal definition for the term drugs; legally drugs are characterized as controlled substances. In Florida, there are five schedules of controlled substances, and between all five schedules, there are well over 200 controlled substances on the books in the state.

Under federal law, many of the same drugs are considered controlled substances. Because of that, it’s not hard to see a state-level charge can quickly escalate into a federal prosecution. I know the key facts to look for in order to anticipate criminal drug charges, I they also know how to prepare an adequate defense to them. Don’t go about this alone, call Redavid Law PLLC today. (305) 938-9939.

    Possession with and without intent

    Under Florida and federal law, it is unlawful for any person to possess an illegal controlled substance. Even possession of certain pre-cursor chemicals (those commonly used in the manufacturing or cultivating of drugs) can be a crime. You don’t even need to be in actual possession to be charged with possessing controlled substances; being in the wrong place at the wrong time can affect you.

    In Florida and federal drug laws too, the government can allege that, in addition to possessing a controlled substance, you had intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver it to a third-party, which is a more severe criminal charge.

    Whether it’s less than 20 grams of marijuana (a first-degree misdemeanor), or a couple grams of cocaine (a third-degree felony), the potential consequences are serious and can involve jail or prison time, fines, probation, treatment programs, suspension of driving privileges, and more.

    Nobody is immune from drug prosecutions. The government doesn’t discriminate between Floridans and vacationers—they will investigate and, if possible, arrest and prosecute. Don’t make the mistake of thinking “it can’t happen to me.” If it does, act fast. We proudly serve the entire state of Florida. (305) 938-9939.

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    Miami is a mecca for fun-in-the-sun and entertainment. Arrests for drug possession happen all too often, and we’re very familiar with defending them.
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    Ready to defend you against paraphernalia charges

    Under Florida law, it is unlawful for any person to use, or possess with intent to use, drug paraphernalia. Drug paraphernalia is defined as: anything used to plant, cultivate, grow, harvest, manufacture, compound, produce, process, prepare, test, analyze, pack, store, contain, conceal, inject, ingest, or inhale controlled substances. When you think about it, what can’t arguably be considered drug paraphernalia?

    Moreover, not only is it unlawful to possess drug paraphernalia (first-degree misdemeanor), it’s also unlawful to manufacture, deliver, or possess with intent to deliver it to another person (second or third-degree felony). What about that glass pipe that’s sold in a smoke shop? The rolling papers sold over the counter at countless stores? Plastic baggies? Scales? These objects, while perfectly legal to buy, may, in the eyes of police, be a crime to possess. Call Redavid Law PLLC, because we know that things aren’t always what they seem.

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    The definition of drug paraphernalia is so broad that it provides police officers ample opportunities to make an arrest.
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    Sale, Distribution, & Trafficking

    The sale, purchase, or distribution, into or out of the State of Florida, of controlled substances are serious criminal allegations. At a certain quantity you can be accused of trafficking.

    For example, the sale, distribution, or trafficking of more than 25 pounds or 300 plants constitutes a first-degree felony with a minimum mandatory sentence of 3, 7, or 15 years in prison (depending on quantity) and over $25,000 in fines. Unlike marijuana, when it comes to cocaine it doesn’t take pounds to trigger minimum mandatory sentencing. Just one ounce, or 28 grams, of cocaine is a first-degree felony with a minimum mandatory sentence of 3, 7, or 15 years in prison (depending on quantity) and over $50,000 in fines. More than 150 kilograms? That’s punishable by life imprisonment.

    Florida’s trafficking laws include other controlled substances as well, like morphine, opium, heroin, hydrocodone, and oxycodone. Recently, so-called pill mills selling prescription medications have been a hot target for Florida law enforcement agenices.

    The federal government also prosecutes drug trafficking cases. And when it prosecutes, it’s seeking millions of dollars in fines, not thousands; decades of imprisonment, not years. You need experience, you need commitment to defending drug crimes, and you need creative litigation strategies Call Redavid Law PLLC for all it. (305) 938-9939.

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    A long time ago, our nation declared a war on drugs, and the potential consequences and sentences for drug sale, distribution, and trafficking reflect that mindset.
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    Cultivating and manufacturing

    Cultivating marijuana is a serious criminal offense in Florida. The penalties can be severe and usually depend on the weight and amount of marijuana found. Often, minimum mandatory sentencing with years of prison is on the table.

    Manufacturing other controlled substances like heroin, ecstasy, and crystal meth is also illegal. Thousands of dollars in fines and years in prison are the norm for those found guilty. What’s more, if the police allege that you were cultivating marijuana or manufacturing drugs within specified distances from churches or schools, the potential penalties can be enhanced.

    I use all available strategies to counter an investigation. If appropriate, certain pre-trial motions to suppress any evidence found on the premises might be a viable option. Often, not all of the evidence recovered is admissible in court. Don’t wait, discuss your cultivation or drug manufacturing case with Jordan Redavid today.

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    Police agencies spend endless resources trying to investigate cultivation and manufacturing cases. After they strike, you’ll want an experienced attorney who knows exactly how to attack those investigations.
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    Why choose Redavid Law, PLLC to defend my drug case?

    Drug cases are serious. Experience and dedication matters. At Redavid Law PLLC, I believe in people’s constitutional rights and that our Founding Fathers intended for them to have meaning — to protect the criminally accused. So important is a criminal defense attorney that the United States Constitution specifically references our job in the Sixth Amendment. I don’t take these rights lightly. I work tirelessly to uphold them and make sure the government and police abide by them.

    Having dedicated my career to defending people accused of drug crimes, and creatively relying on my clients’ constitutional rights to fight, I have the right mix of experience to pursue the best possible defense.

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    I have never been a prosecutor, and I never will. I have dedicated my career to protecting my drug client’s constitutional rights.
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    I am ready to represent you in any drug crimes proceedings.

    The Bill of Rights as a Weapon

    Drug cases, more than any others, tend to implicate constitutional principles guaranteed to you by the United States and Florida Constitutions. Why? They almost always begin with an investigation, which may or may not include surveillance—visual and audio. There is almost always a search of a person, property, or other constitutionally-protected area, with or without a warrant. Almost invariably certain property or effects are seized by police, as is the person who is detained for questioning, a stop-and-frisk, or an arrest.

    At every stage, you are protected by the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution against unreasonable searches and seizures, and the Fifth Amendment, which upholds your right against self incrimination. Florida’s state constitution goes even farther, specifically providing its citizens a constitutional right to privacy. The government needs to respect these rights. Call today to discuss your options. (305) 938-9939.

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