At the Law Office of Nayib Hassan, P.A., we are dedicated to protecting your freedom and rights. If you are charged with a federal drug crime in Florida, call (305) 403-7323 or contact us online to speak with an experienced criminal law attorney today.
Trusted Federal Drug Crime Attorney Protects Your Rights
A federal drug crime charge is a serious matter. You can expect costly fines and a lengthy prison sentence if you are convicted. At the Law Office of Nayib Hassan, P.A., we waste no time in developing a defense strategy to safeguard your future and freedom. Whether you are charged with trafficking marijuana, manufacturing methamphetamine, or distributing cocaine, criminal defense lawyer Nayib Hassan is ready to advocate for your rights.
Crossing state lines with a large quantity of an illegal substance is a federal offense. If you are stopped while in the commission of such a crime, you may be charged with drug trafficking. Generally, three factors affect the severity of your punishment: the type of substance, the amount, and whether you have a history of drug crimes.
We have the skill and experience to defend clients accused of all types of drug trafficking offenses, including:
Marijuana — If you are arrested for trafficking between 1-49 marijuana plants, you face up to 5 years in prison, and up to $250,000 in fines. However, if you are stopped with 100-999 plants, you face a mandatory 5 years in federal prison but no more than 40. Additionally, the fine jumps up to $2 million.
Cocaine — Trafficking 500 – 4999 grams mixture of cocaine carries a minimum sentence of 5 years in prison but no more than 40. If it is your second offense, the stakes are raised to 10-life. If more than 5 kilograms, your sentence is punishable by life.
Methamphetamine — Methamphetamine trafficking of 5 – 49 grams pure or 50 – 499 grams mixture is punishable by a minimum of 5 years in a federal prison. If you are caught with 50 grams or more pure or 500 grams or more mixture, the minimum jumps to 10 years.
Fentanyl — Also a Schedule II drug, fentanyl trafficking carries a 5 year minimum for trafficking 10 – 99 grams mixture.
Without proper counsel, you could face several years behind bars. We aggressively protect your rights and work tirelessly to reduce or eliminate the charges against you.
More Federal Drug Crimes
Crimes such as drug conspiracy, importation, and distribution are generally prosecuted on the federal level. However, nearly any type of drug charge can become federal depending on the circumstances.
For example, if you are arrested for possession of marijuana in Florida, and the arresting officer is a DEA agent or other Federal law enforcement agent, your case will likely be handled on the federal level. Similarly, if you are accused of a drug crime on federal property, the crime will be prosecuted in federal court. An example would be mailing drugs through the United States Post Office.
Nothing is more important than picking up the phone and contacting a criminal defense attorney after being accused of or arrested on a criminal charge. Even if you haven’t been arrested yet and the police are simply investigating their suspicions, it is in your best interest to pursue legal counsel as soon as you are able to.
At the Law Office of Nayib Hassan, we know that bargaining for lesser charges is often not in the best interest of the client. Many prosecutors will put the pressure on in order to secure a guilty plea, often leading the accused into believing that there’s no way they will be found innocent in a court of law. However, our clients often stand the best chance of being proven innocent or having the charges dropped if we proceed with a trial.
We’ll investigate the evidence available in your case and will exhaust every possible resource in order to put together a strong, compelling defense that meets the prosecution at every turn. We will fight zealously for your rights under the law, regardless of the crime you have been charged with.
Don’t wait to get legal help if you or someone you love have been arrested for a crime or have been accused of committing a crime. Contact Law Office of Nayib Hassan today for a consultation to discuss the details of your case and to determine what the next best step should be.