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How to Beat a Drug Trafficking Offense

Z Law Firm Nov. 11, 2022

Orlando Drug Trafficking Lawyer

When I meet with clients or family members of clients who have been charged with a drug trafficking offense, one of the first comments I often here is, “but they were not caught selling to anyone.”  The harsh reality is the Trafficking is nothing more than Possession plus weight.  The problem is that your case grows from a minor felony charge to a serious felony charge punishable by minimum-mandatory terms of incarceration with significant fines. 

“I Have Been Arrested for Trafficking, Now What?”

If you have been arrested and charged with a Drug Trafficking offense, it is imperative that you speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney to guide you through the complex issues.  One of the first determinations that will need to be made is whether you have a Nebbia Hold that is preventing you from bonding out of jail.  A Nebbia hold allows the Court to make an inquiry regarding the source of funds that are being used to post your bond.  If you are fortunate enough to not have any holds, you may still find that you are unable to bond out of jail as the result of the bond amount.  In this situation, a Criminal Defense Attorney can file a Motion for Bond Reduction.

Experienced Drug Trafficking Defense

An experienced Drug Crimes Attorney can mean the difference between a lengthy prison sentence and a reduction to your charges.  In every case, a full analysis of the State’s discovery must be conducted to determine what defenses are available for your case.  Some of the most common defenses available include:

Entrapment: this affirmative defense is raised in situations where law enforcement improperly induces a person to commit a crime that they are not otherwise predisposed to engage in. 

Illegal Search and Seizure: the Fourth Amendment protects persons from unreasonable searches and seizures by law enforcement.  In situations where law enforcement lacks probable cause to search a person or vehicle; or in a situation where law enforcement goes beyond the scope of a warrant in a search of a home, a Motion to Suppress can be filed seeking to have the fruits of law enforcement’s unlawful search and seizure suppressed.