Facing charges for a drug crime in Florida is a difficult and stressful situation. If convicted of a drug crime, a person can face serious consequences that alter the course of their entire future. Whether you’re facing drug charges for the first time or the fourth time, the most important thing you can do is hire an Orlando hydrocodone trafficking lawyer.
In Florida, The Umansky Law Firm is a trusted source of legal representation for individuals facing drug trafficking charges. We believe that everyone deserves a second chance and want to help you win yours.
Like the rest of the United States, opioid use is extremely common in Florida. Hydrocodone is an opioid drug that’s highly addictive and commonly abused. Although hydrocodone can be obtained with a prescription from a medical doctor, it’s illegal to use it without one. Opioids like Hydrocodone are considered Schedule II drugs in the state of Florida. Any person found in possession of Schedule II drugs such as Hydrocodone can be subject to serious penalties under the law.
Hydrocodone is often sold and trafficked illegally throughout the state of Florida. According to Florida Statute 893.135(1)(c)(2) any of these activities can be considered trafficking Hydrocodone:
To be charged with trafficking, the aggregate quantity of hydrocodone a person has or has sold must be more than or equal to 14 grams.
Hydrocodone trafficking is a serious crime in Florida and is charged as a third-degree felony. Minimum penalties for trafficking are 36 months in prison and a few thousands of dollars in fines. Maximum penalties for Hydrocodone trafficking include up to 35 years in prison and $750,000 in fines. The severity of the penalties for Hydrocodone trafficking depends on the amount of Hydrocodone in a person’s possession.
If you’ve been charged with Hydrocodone trafficking, you need a drug attorney who is experienced in creating winning defense strategies for drug cases in Florida.
The best defenses are created based upon the details of the case. There are multiple defenses that can be used to create a viable case in court. Common defense strategies used by The Umansky Law Firm for Hydrocodone Trafficking cases include:
Law enforcement officers in Florida are often eager to take down drug offenders. They will do everything in their power to bring them in. The best attorneys know that gathering evidence surrounding the actions of law enforcement and others involved in the charges helps build a defense strategy that wins.
Clients charged with Hydrocodone and other trafficking offenses often choose The Umansky Law Firm because of their ability to create defense strategies that stand up in court and work to mitigate the charges and reduce the penalties those clients face.
If you’re facing charges for Hydrocodone trafficking in Orlando, the attorneys at The Umansky Law Firm are here for you. With more than 100 years of combined experience, we work diligently to win you the best results possible in a system that is stacked against you. Attorney William D. Umansky has experience as a former prosecutor and believes that no one’s life should be defined by a minor lapse in judgment.
Don’t let your life be defined by a single mistake. Our personalized services are designed so your case receives the attention it deserves. To schedule a free consultation, call or fill out our online contact form today. We’re here for you.
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