Drug Trafficking & Selling

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Sarasota Drug Trafficking Defense Attorney

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Drug trafficking and selling charges involve the illegal distribution or sale of unlawful controlled substances. These crimes are typically regarded as more severe than possession due to the large quantities of drugs usually involved and often carry heavy legal penalties, including lengthy prison sentences.

Are you or a loved one facing drug trafficking or selling charges in Sarasota? The consequences of a conviction can be severe and life-altering, affecting not just your freedom but your future opportunities. It's crucial to act swiftly and secure the representation of a seasoned defense attorney, like Eric Reisinger, familiar with Florida's complex drug laws.

Contact the Law Offices of Eric Reisinger online or dial (941) 541-5335 to schedule a consultation. Our firm offers comprehensive defense services to those facing drug trafficking or selling charges.

Understanding the Penalties for Drug Trafficking in Florida

Drug trafficking is a serious felony offense in Florida, and it carries some of the harshest penalties in the country. Understanding the scope of these penalties is essential for anyone facing such charges. 

Some of the potential legal consequences of a drug trafficking conviction include:

  • Mandatory minimum prison sentences, ranging from 3 years to life, depending on the quantity and type of drug involved.
  • Steep fines that may exceed $100,000, tailored to the scale of the trafficking operation and the substance trafficked.
  • Asset forfeiture, where the government can seize property and assets connected to the drug trafficking crime.
  • A felony record

These penalties are just the start. A conviction for drug trafficking or selling can reverberate far beyond the courtroom and incarceration. The stain of a drug crime on your record can restrict employment opportunities, limit housing options, and even affect your rights within the community. Having experienced counsel like Attorney Eric Reisinger can be a deciding factor in mitigating these long-term consequences or potentially avoiding a conviction altogether.

Potential Conviction Penalties for Drug Selling in Florida

Just like drug trafficking, selling controlled substances is a serious crime in the state of Florida. However, while trafficking is typically characterized by the possession of large quantities of drugs, selling can involve smaller amounts and, in some cases, may be charged as a misdemeanor. However, a conviction still incurs severe punishment under the law. Anyone accused of possession with intent to sell should be acutely aware of the penalties they might face.

Some of the potential legal consequences of a drug-selling conviction include:

  • Potential incarceration, with sentences varying depending on the substance, amount, and circumstances of the sale.
  • Considerable fines, potentially amounting to tens of thousands of dollars, reflecting the nature and scale of the drug-selling operation.
  • Probation or parole, with stringent conditions and the possibility of a lengthy term.
  • A permanent criminal record, which could severely limit future job prospects, education opportunities, and civil rights.

The repercussions of a drug-selling conviction are profound and can ripple through every aspect of your life. In particular, if your case involves fentanyl, you may face dire consequences upon conviction. The state and judges treat these cases more seriously than other drugs due to the significant number of deaths associated with fentanyl. 

Securing the aid of a knowledgeable defense attorney such as Eric Reisinger can be vital to navigating the criminal justice system and, ultimately, protecting your future. 

Get Help from a Former Prosecutor

As a former prosecutor, Eric Reisinger brings insights into both sides of the courtroom, which he uses to inform his defense strategies. This background enables him to understand the gravity of your situation thoroughly. With an intricate knowledge of drug trafficking statutes in Florida – where charges can escalate to a first-degree felony based on the type and quantity of controlled substances involved – our firm is ready to serve as your formidable ally in these pressing times.

We offer personalized defense strategies for clients dealing with all types of drug charges, including those involving: 

  • Marijuana
  • Cocaine
  • Heroin
  • Methamphetamines 
  • Fentanyl
  • Prescription drugs
  • Ecstasy
  • LSD

Our approach to drug trafficking and selling defense is rooted in thoroughly examining the circumstances surrounding your case. By challenging the prosecution’s evidence, questioning law enforcement’s procedures, and exploring all viable defenses – such as entrapment, lack of knowledge, or possession for personal use – we strive to bring our clients dedicated advocacy.

Don't let the weight of a drug trafficking or selling charge crush your future; contact our Sarasota drug trafficking and selling attorney today to discuss your case.

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We Fight Fearlessly for Our Clients

Our Sarasota criminal defense attorney has defended many people in all types of situations. He is the first person in Sarasota County to help a defendant facing a murder charge get his case dismissed under the Florida Stand Your Ground law. Our firm can investigate your case, collect supporting evidence, and prove you are innocent, the police violated your constitutional rights, or the prosecution has a weak case against you. We are ready to fight for you in trial.

  • Not Guilty Verdict 2016 CF 004875 NC – Life Felony Second Degree Murder
  • Not Guilty Verdict 2017 CF 000169 – Life Felony Armed Robbery
  • Successful Resolution 2017 CF 002479 AX – 15 Counts of Possession of Child Pornography
  • Not Guilty Verdict 2017 MM 11498 – Misdemeanor Battery and Misdemeanor Sex Offense -Unnatural and Lascivious Act
  • Case Dismissed 2018 CF 000323 – Two Counts Felony Battery on a Person 65 or Older
  • Case Dismissed 2018 CF 002675 AX–Felony Battery on a Person 65 or Older

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