Due to its geographic location near the Caribbean, South Florida and communities such as Miami, Ft Lauderdale, and Fort Myers, has become a major port of entry for drug traffickers bringing in drugs from Central and South America. As a result, drug trafficking and drug-related crimes are a serious problem in South Florida. Lawmakers have passed laws with extremely stiff penalties for drug possession and distribution, especially for highly profitable and dangerous drugs like heroin and cocaine.
While these laws are intended to punish drug lords, kingpins, and major criminals and to discourage drug use, they often fail to hit their intended targets. Instead, regular people who make the mistake of getting caught up in drug trafficking and distribution end up with serious jail time and ruined lives.
The South Florida branch of The Cochran Firm, one of the nation’s most high-profile criminal defense firms, understands that you don’t have to be a bad person to end up in a bad situation. Many people are drawn to drug trafficking because of a lack of economic opportunity and the appeal of so-called “easy money.” These people did not necessarily intend to get sucked into a life of crime, and can quickly find themselves involved in something way beyond their ability to get out of.
Types of Drug Trafficking Charges
Drug trafficking charges are often felonies, but even misdemeanor drug trafficking charges often come with the threat of serious penalties and jail time. Florida is a state well-known for harsh drug trafficking laws and aggressive prosecution of drug trafficking defendants. The Cochran Firm’s drug trafficking lawyers know that being charged with drug trafficking is a scary situation. Our drug trafficking attorneys understand that you are worried about losing your career opportunities and about the harm to your family, not to mention the chance of prison time.
The Cochran Firm’s South Florida branch drug trafficking attorneys defend residents and tourists charged in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Ft. Meyers, and all south Florida communities with:
- Simple possession
- Possession with intent to distribute
- Distribution and sale
- International drug trafficking
If you or a family member has been charged with these or any drug trafficking crimes, The Cochran Firm is ready to help.
Drug Trafficking Criminal Defense Attorneys
If you are in the unfortunate situation of being charged with drug trafficking or another drug-related crime, you need a qualified drug trafficking attorney to defend your rights and protect you from intimidation. Prosecutors almost always have the upper hand in drug trafficking cases because of the nature of the crime and the harsh penalties for drug trafficking charges. They will try to intimidate you into bargaining away your constitutional rights.
The drug trafficking lawyers of the Cochran Firm’s South Florida branch will aggressively defend you against drug trafficking charges, doing our best to protect your freedom as well as your career and reputation. Our drug trafficking attorneys have serious, extensive criminal defense negotiation and courtroom experience. You can rest assured that when the Cochran Firm is on the case, you will have a seasoned criminal defense team backing you up and protecting you from intimidation and prosecutorial scare tactics.
If you or a family member has been charged with a drug trafficking crime in Miami, Ft. Myers, Ft Lauderdale, or anywhere in South Florida, please contact the drug trafficking lawyers of The Cochran Firm today to set up a confidential consultation.