The federal crime of Methamphetamine trafficking can be a complicated and daunting charge to handle on your own.
The Federal law underlying drug charges is convoluted with several other federal drug trafficking charges, making it difficult to understand what penalties this individual charge may yield. If you or someone you know is facing federal methamphetamine trafficking charges in South Florida, the first thing you need to do is contact an experienced federal drug lawyer.
What is a Federal Methamphetamine Trafficking Crime in Fort Lauderdale?
Methamphetamine trafficking is a type of federal drug trafficking. The crime itself is pretty simple in definition, however. If you manufacture, distribute or possess large quantities of methamphetamine, you can be charged with methamphetamine trafficking.
The following is straight from federal law, also known as the law of the land. It goes into much more detail as to what classifies as methamphetamine trafficking. We made sure to exclude the other drugs listed under the same statute in the attempt to simplify exactly what you need to know.
It is illegal to: manufacture, distribute, or dispense, or possess with intent to manufacture, distribute, or dispense, a controlled substance – in this case methamphetamine. It is also illegal to create, distribute, or dispense, or possess with intent to distribute or dispense, a counterfeit substance – which could also be methamphetamine.
The specific parameters in federal law for a methamphetamine trafficking crime:
- 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, its salts, isomers, and salts of its isomers or 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, its salts, isomers, or salts of its isomers is a federal crime.
CONSEQUENCES OF FEDERAL METHAMPHETAMINE TRAFFICKING
Possible penalties for federal methamphetamine trafficking further complicate the issue by having several conditions tied to each punishment.
The following are penalties for first-offense conviction of federal methamphetamine trafficking in South Florida:
- 10 years in federal prison MINIMUM with life in federal prison possible
- Minimum of $10,000 in fines with a maximum of $50,000 if the crime includes more than one person.
If bodily injury occurs as a result of the crime, the time served increases to :
- 20 years minimum in federal prison with a maximum of Life in prison possible
If the defendant has a prior conviction, the time served in addition to the financial penalty will increase to:
- 15 years in federal prison minimum with a maximum of life in prison possible
- $20,000 possible in fines for an individual, but if multiple people were involved in the crime up to $75,000 in fines is possible
If the defendant has 2 or more prior convictions, the penalties can be even more severe:
- 25 years in federal prison minimum
- Fines in accordance with previous parameters
Finally, anyone who is convicted of this sentence is not eligible for parole while serving out their sentence.
FEDERAL ATTORNEY FOR METHAMPHETAMINE TRAFFICKING CHARGES
With possible life in prison and hefty fines on the line, being alleged of a federal methamphetamine trafficking charge is serious.
Rossen Law Firm has experience defending people from federal drug crimes, and we can explain the complicated elements of your case and work together to come up with the best course of action unique to you and your allegations.
Our experience and dedication to our clients helps us to get our clients the best possible results. We will arm you with all the information you need to make informed decisions regarding your case.
If you or someone you know is facing Federal Methamphetamine trafficking charges in South Florida, reach out to Rossen Law firm.
We truly turn over every possible stone and will fight for the best possible outcome for your case.
Federal Methamphetamine Trafficking Defense Strategies
Unlawful search and seizure: A possible defense strategy revolves around proving that a search and seizure of narcotics was done improperly and most importantly unlawfully. This can lead to lighter sentencing or the case being dropped all together.
Lost or tampered evidence: If the narcotics in question have been lost or tampered with, there is a likelihood that it can affect your case’s outcome. Most typically this can lead to your case being dropped or lighter sentencing.
Narcotics belonged to a third party: If an attorney can prove that the narcotics belonged to a third party it can lead to the case being dropped altogether.
Free Federal Methamphetamine Trafficking Defense Consultation in South Florida
We handle Federal Methamphetamine Trafficking cases of all types in Fort Lauderdale and across the state. We know how to protect your rights and provide you with a personalized and aggressive defense to your criminal charges. Methamphetamine trafficking can be a difficult charge to process on the federal level. High penalties and complicated statutory law are easy to get lost in. Rossen law firm can help you navigate your case, understand your options and help you attain the best possible outcome based on your circumstances.
We also offer FREE strategy sessions – what we call our free consults, because they’re so much more than a consult- so you know how we’ll work to get the best possible result on your case for you.
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