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Drug Trafficking: Not As Glamorous As You Think

The phrase “drug trafficking” brings to mind images of cigarette boats, guns and pallets stacked high with drugs. The reality is much less glamorous but much more dangerous. A drug trafficking charge has the potential to turn your life upside down and do irreparable harm to your future opportunities and personal reputation.

If you have been charged with or are under investigation for drug trafficking in Florida, you can turn to The Law Offices of Justin Rickman for the strong defense you need. We have extensive experience protecting clients in Clermont and the surrounding area from the criminal and collateral consequences of felony drug charges.

What Is Drug Trafficking?

Trafficking does not have to involve a complex organization transporting drugs thousands of miles. Anyone selling drugs or delivering drugs can be charged with trafficking. Charges can also be brought against an individual who transports drugs from other states into Florida, including:

  • Marijuana and synthetic marijuana
  • Methamphetamine, including crystal meth
  • Prescription drugs, including opiates
  • Heroin
  • Methamphetamine, including crystal meth

Trafficking is a first-degree felony. However, the criminal penalties for a conviction vary depending on the type of drug involved as well as the amount of the drug. Fines range from $25,000 to $500,000, and prison sentences range from three years to 25 years.

Let Us Protect Your Rights

The sooner you get in touch with us, the sooner we can begin protecting you from the criminal and personal consequences of a drug trafficking conviction. Call 352-394-2041 or contact us online.