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Federal Drug Trafficking Charges in Miami

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) includes Miami in the South Florida High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA), describing it as an international gateway for drugs coming into the country from the Bahamas, the Caribbean, Latin America and Mexico.

Miami is one of the primary access points for drugs being smuggled into the country and distributed throughout the U.S., as well as being a major destination market in its own right.

If you are under investigation or have been charged with crimes involving one of these drugs or any other type of controlled substance, you need an experienced federal defense lawyer in Miami on your side, fighting to clear your name and help you find your way out of the criminal justice system. Attorney Joel DeFabio has defended clients against federal charges in Florida for more than 35 years, and he can fight your trafficking charges.

Common Penalties for Drug Trafficking

The DEA lists the primary drug threats in Miami and the rest of the HIDTA as being powder and crack cocaine, heroin from Columbia, marijuana both from indoor hydroponic grow labs and imported from Jamaica and Mexico, MDMA or Ecstasy, and pharmaceutical drugs including the painkillers Vicodin and Percocet and the sedative Xanax.

The federal penalties for drug trafficking are notoriously harsh. For example, trafficking in between 500 and 4,999 grams of cocaine is punishable by a minimum of 5 years and maximum of 40 years in prison and a fine of up to $5 million. The fines increase for larger amounts of drugs, as well as for if the crime results in serious bodily injury or death to a victim.

Arrested for trafficking in Florida? Get help from a federal defense lawyer!

Whether you are accused of smuggling, cultivating, manufacturing or distributing drugs as part of a trafficking operation, you can come to Joel DeFabio, PA for help. With more than 35 years of experience and a proven track record of success in drug-related cases, we are ready to fight aggressively to clear your name of the charges.

Contact us to discuss your case and to retain powerful and experienced representation.

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