Miami Drug Crimes Attorney
Have you been charged with possession of marijuana or cocaine? Distributing or trafficking? In an effort to crack down on drug use/abuse, Florida continues to impose harsh penalties for drug offenses. In fact, the Florida legislature has imposed minimum mandatory sentences for all controlled substance charges. Whether you’re being accused of a misdemeanor or felony drug offense, you can’t afford to defend yourself, because there is too much at stake. Contact our experienced Miami drug crimes attorney today.
Drug Crimes Defense in Miami and Fort Lauderdale
As a respected Miami drug attorney, Julia Kefalinos knows how the Florida court system operates and will work tirelessly to have your case dismissed or the Miami drug charges reduced.
You do not want a drug conviction to eliminate your chances for certain types of future employment or end up with a jail sentence. Unfortunately, once a conviction appears on your record, it can be difficult to have it sealed or expunged. Don’t let a criminal record haunt you for life — call Julia Kefalinos instead.
We Can Defend Any Type of Drug Charge
Julia Kefalinos has successfully defended Miami and Fort Lauderdale clients facing the following drug charges:
- Violating drug trafficking laws
- Possession, selling, distribution, transporting, cultivation, manufacturing of
- crystal meth (including running meth labs)
- prescription drugs such as Vicodin, Valium, Percocet, or OxyContin
- Obtaining a controlled substance by fraud or forgery
- Maintaining a dwelling or motor vehicle to store drugs
- Illegal use of prescription drugs
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
- Other drug offenses
Types of Miami Drug Penalties
Here are some typical penalties for drug offenses:
|Possession of Marijuana (20 grams or less)||First Degree Misdemeanor||1 year in jail and $1,000 fine|
|Possession of marijuana (More than 20 grams)||Third Degree Felony||5 years in jail and $5,000 fine|
|Possession of a controlled substance (cocaine, heroin)||Third Degree Felony||5 years in jail and a $5,000 fine|
|Possession of more than 10 grams of heroin||First Degree Felony||30 years in jail and $10,000 fine|
|Possession of an unlawful chemical (e.g. ingredients to make methamphetamines, ecstasy, GHB, or other drugs)||Second Degree Felony||15 years in jail and $10,000 fine|
You can also be charged with possession of a prescription drug if you do not have a legitimate prescription. The penalties depend on what substance you have — for instance, painkillers can carry a third degree felony.
Possible Miami Defense Strategies in Drug Crimes
Just because you have been accused of a crime doesn’t mean the authorities can prove you guilty of the crime. Kefalinos will pose some hard-hitting questions such as: Did the arresting officer have probable cause? Was entrapment involved? Were the lab tests properly conducted? If someone is testifying against you, were there any deals made with informants?
It is these type of doubts and lack of substantiating evidence that Kefalinos will thoroughly investigate.
Julia Kefalinos — Proficient Miami Drug Attorney
Whether you are first-time offender or a repeat offender, Kefalinos will carefully and thoroughly construct a valid case, ensuring you get the best Miami drug defense possible.
Kefalinos defends adults, juveniles, tourists and business people suspected of drug crimes. She provides that same passionate defense, no matter if you have been accused of a minor possession offense or a drug trafficking crime.
Whatever you do, do not answer any questions from authorities without adequate legal representation. Whether you have been accused of a DUI or drug charges, contact Julia Kefalinos at (305) 856-2713 today.