Federal Criminal Defense in Miami
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Miami Drug Smuggling Defense Attorney

Experienced Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer

It is a federal crime to illegally import drugs into the United States. It is also a federal offense to distribute and possess illegal drugs within the United States. Federal law has explicit statutes regarding these offenses. Drug offenses are targeted by federal law enforcement often including the Drug Enforcement Administration, Customs and Border Protection, Homeland Security Investigations, The Federal Bureau of Investigation, and others.

If you've been arrested on federal charges for smuggling any type of illegal drug in Miami, you will need a strong legal advocate. Our firm, the Law Offices of Paul D. Petruzzi, P.A. is devoted to federal criminal defense. We have a 21-year track record of effective legal work at the federal level. Our founding attorney, Paul D. Petruzzi, has been recognized as a top trial lawyer in the U.S. by the National Trial Lawyers Association. That is the level of experience and legal ability you will need when facing off against tough federal prosecutors.

Drug Smuggling as a Federal Offense

Drug distribution across state and national borders often involves importing and transporting controlled substances, such as cocaine, heroin, marijuana, methamphetamine and other narcotics and unauthorized prescription drugs. When these crimes are charged as federal offenses they carry harsh penalties that could apply upon a conviction. How you are charged and punished after a conviction will depend on the type of drug, the quantity of drugs, your previous criminal history, if any, and countless other factors.

If you are found with a large quantity of any illegal drug, the quantity may even constitute evidence of your intent to distribute or sell them. Large amounts of cash and drug paraphernalia may also serve as evidence of this felony. Controlled substances are classified under federal law according to schedules based on the perceived addictiveness and danger of the drug. Each schedule carries potential punishments according to quantity and type of drug. You may be facing a lengthy federal prison sentence if you are convicted of controlled substance offenses. This is exactly why you can need such an experienced professional and knowledgeable attorney on your side.

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Find out more about the legal factors involved in your case and how our firm can help you with a thoroughly investigated and prepared defense.

Immediately upon a federal drug arrest, you should contact our firm to arrange for a free case consultation.

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