The State Attorney’s office, the Lee County Sheriff’s office and the Ft. Myers Police Department just announced numerous drug trafficking arrests culminating weeks and months of investigation. In addition to making arrests lots of cash, vehicles and drugs were seized.
Trafficking carries huge penalties and many of those arrested are looking at long minimum mandatory sentences in State Prison (15 years). This is not your typical drug bust but instead a part of a concerted multi agency investigation. This time the police are playing for keeps.
Many people are struggling to make bail, but bail is the smallest of their problems. Sadly, many times people who get arrested for trafficking in Cocaine or fentanyl spend all of their money on bond and are then stuck with the Public Defender facing long prison sentences.
Many times, there is a valid defense. The police may have entrapped someone in a sting. Some people only “middle” a deal hooking the undercover cop up with a supplier and now find themselves charged with trafficking or conspiracy. It is unknown if any of the people arrested are going to be facing Federal Charges. That is always a possibility.
As criminal defense attorneys in Lee County, and as Fort Myers drug trafficking lawyers, we understand the uphill battle you are facing. We have been defending drug trafficking cases for decades. As former State and Federal prosecutors we understand how the detectives work these cases. We understand the strengths and the weaknesses of these types of drug prosecutions. Good results are no accident. It takes hard legal work, knowing the law, understanding police tactics, understanding the little legal technicalities that can make a difference. You may have been the victim of an illegal search. The police may have tricked you into confessing. They may have you confused with someone else. The drugs they found in the house may not have been yours.
No ethical lawyer can ever guarantee you that you will win. Some lawyers may tell you what you want to hear just to get hired. We will be honest with you and let you know what you are up against. Our job is to help you make the right decisions from this point forward. A bad decision got you into this and hiring the wrong lawyer may make it worse.
It costs nothing for free consultation. When your life and future is at stake, you need a criminal defense lawyer with decades of experience actually defending criminal cases. If you talk to a lawyer, ask him or her “how many cases have you actually tried as a defense lawyer”. Many criminal defense lawyers talk about their experience as a prosecutor but there is a world of difference between prosecuting and defending a case.
Be careful if you are “shopping lawyers”. Many people think only about the fee. The most important thing is experience. Ask yourself this “would I want to jump out of a plane with the cheapest parachute”? “Do I want to buy the cheapest life raft”.
There is an old saying…”you get what you pay for”. Check out the lawyers actual track record and experience. Do your homework on the lawyer’s background.
If you have a husband, wife, brother, sister or some other relative in jail facing Drug trafficking, Drug distribution, arrested for trafficking fentanyl or under investigation for felony drug trafficking, or possession of illegal drugs and want an honest opinion give us a call. The initial consultation is free.
Never rely on advertising in hiring a lawyer. Meet with the lawyer and ask yourself…
Is this the person I want standing beside he in my darkest hour in a courtroom?