Smuggling Illegal Drugs in Florida
Smuggling illegal drugs is a serious criminal offense that is most often related to drug trafficking. Because drug smuggling involves importing and exporting controlled substances (illegal narcotics or prescription drugs) across state lines or national borders, federal agencies such as the FBI or DEA are likely to become involved in these investigations.
If you or someone you know has discovered that they are under investigation or may be arrested for smuggling illegal drugs in the Miami area, please take a moment to consult an experienced attorney about your case. You have the legal right to seek counsel from an attorney, and your choice to exercise this right may make all the difference in the outcome of your case and your ability to reach a positive case result. Miami criminal defense attorney Michael Mirer is a skilled trial lawyer and also a former prosecutor, and he offers a free initial consultation to discuss your case with you.
Drug Import/Export and Trafficking
Smuggling narcotics may be carried out in a number of different ways. In some cases, the perpetrator may use "mules" to transport the substances, possibly animals or even humans. The drugs may be surgically placed in the stomach of the animal or person or may be placed in small bags in an orifice to be removed after the transport has been complete. In other situations, drugs may be smuggled into Florida or into Miami by way of disguising them as legal cargo or hiding them within cargo.
When the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) or another federal agency suspects that smuggling is occurring within a seaport, airport or by ground transportation, they may conduct a lengthy investigation or a sting operation in an attempt to catch the alleged offenders. If your drug charges arose from a situation such as this, it is possible that you were subject to an illegal search and seizure or that your rights were not violated in some way. If so, your lawyer can use this to your advantage in court.
Contact a Miami drug smuggling lawyer from the Law Office of Michael Mirer, P.A. today to discuss your charges and defense options!