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Types of drug crimes we defend

At Correa & Martinez Trial Lawyers, we represent the criminally accused in a range of drug offenses, including but not limited to:

  • Possession
  • Possession with intent to distribute
  • Illegal drug manufacture
  • Grow houses
  • Drug trafficking
  • Drug delivery
  • Federal drug crimes

Penalties for drug crimes in state court in Florida

The penalties imposed in a conviction in Miami and the rest of Florida include:

  • First-degree misdemeanor drug offenses: Up to one year in jail, up to $1,000 in fines.
  • Third-degree felony charges: Up to 5 years in prison, fines up to $5,000.
  • Second-degree felony drug offenses: Up to 15 years in prison, up to $10,000 in fines.
  • First-degree felony drug crimes: Up to 30 years in prison, up to $10,000 in fines

Federal vs. state drug charges

Federal drug charges are governed by the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act, or Controlled Substances Act. This law classifies controlled substances into schedules, ranging from Schedule I (the most dangerous and addictive with no accepted medical use) to Schedule V (including low-level prescription medications). While you might face a federal drug charge for possessing a small quantity of a controlled substance while on federal property, federal law enforcement generally focuses on larger-scale drug operations, such as drug smuggling or trafficking controlled substances across state lines.

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Combination of state and federal drug crimes

Some of our clients are charged in both state and federal court. Penalties for drug offenses involving Schedule I and Schedule II drugs are extremely severe at the federal level. The fines imposed can be millions of dollars, and all property, bank accounts, and other assets could be subject to seizure, never to be returned to you.

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Why choose Correa & Martinez Trial Lawyers to defend you?

Our trial attorneys have been providing aggressive legal representation to clients facing state and federal drug crime charges. We are intimately familiar with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida and the tactics used by assistant U.S. attorneys in building their cases. At Correa & Martinez Trial Lawyers, we believe every client accused of a drug crime deserves the best possible defense. We take a systematic, strategic approach to each case to ensure that your rights are protected, and we vigorously advocate for our clients. If you're facing federal drug charges, don't hesitate to seek experienced legal representation. Schedule a free and confidential consultation with Correa & Martinez Trial Lawyers today. 

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