Fighting Opioid Trafficking Charges
With an increased emphasis on providing a strong response to the opioid crisis, Florida is treating opioid trafficking charges very seriously. A parade of people come and go through the court systems, constantly under the influence of these substances or having committed crimes due to opioid use. The courts are inundated and overwhelmed. As such, those charged with trafficking are often looked at as the root of the problem. But in reality, that’s not the case.
At The Rudman Law Group — advocates for those with addiction and mental illness — our attorneys are former prosecutors and fight diligently for our clients. Together as a team of professionals, we not only help mount a strong legal strategy, but we also attempt to get at the root of the problem, by working with therapists, doctors and treatment facilities to develop a long-term path.
What An Opioid Trafficking Charge Means, And How To Fight It
Opioid trafficking charges can result from several different situations, and each can carry different punishments. For example, the charges associated with hydrocodone and oxycodone differ. However, trafficking charges typically result in mandatory minimums. That means, if convicted, you do every day of that time. There are no downward departures for trafficking mandatory minimums, with the exception of being designated a youth offender. In addition to prison time, the fines are steep, from $50,000 to as much as $750,000.
We help clients who have been arrested for trafficking:
- Suboxone and Subutex that carry similar penalties to heroin
Our lawyers will work with you to create smart, comprehensive legal strategies, while also attempting to address substance abuse issues. Many trafficking charges are levied upon those who are highly addicted. We try to break that addiction cycle, by bringing in doctors, medical professionals and smart, qualified attorneys.
Aggressive Representation In Florida
From our Boca Raton office, we represent clients throughout Florida. If you or a loved one is facing serious criminal charges relating to opiate abuse or trafficking, give us a call at 561-367-2542, or use the contact form.