Drug Sales & Trafficking

Jacksonville Drug Sale and Trafficking Defense Attorney

In Jacksonville, and throughout Florida and Georgia, drug trafficking is the illegal movement and/or sale of a large quantity of any controlled substance (cocaine, marijuana, meth), including prescription drugs (Loritab, oxycodone, etc.). The Jacksonville, Middle District of Florida federal courts have concurrent jurisdiction over drug charges along with the various states when drugs travel in interstate commerce. Many federal prosecutions in Jacksonville, Ocala, Orlando, and Tampa for drug offenses are led by state officers. When the drugs seized involve large amounts or the suspects have a significant criminal history, the charge is enhanced to higher offense levels or categories on the sentencing guidelines.

Those who are conspirators or attempt to deliver drugs are guilty of the same offense. Under 21 U.S.C. § 841, "[a]ny person who attempts or conspires to commit any offense defined in this subchapter (drugs) shall be subject to the same penalties as those prescribed for the offense, the commission of which was the object of the attempt or conspiracy."

Our federal criminal defense attorneys have experience prosecuting and defending literally thousands of drug cases. Federal drug laws are complex, and many minimum mandatory sentences apply. We practice in the federal courts in Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa, and southern Georgia. If you or someone you know needs an experienced and aggressive federal criminal defense lawyer, give Arnold Law Firm a call today.

21 U.S.C. § 841 outlines the offenses and penalties relating to drug abuse prevention, control, and enforcement, and its contents and can be found here.