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More than 50 arrested for federal drug trafficking in Florida

Being accused of drug-related crimes in the United States places a person's private and professional reputation at stake. There are potentially very serious penalties associated with such allegations should the court hand down a conviction. It is typically prudent for anyone facing federal drug trafficking charges in Florida or elsewhere to secure aggressive legal representation before proceeding to court.

Merely being accused of a crime does not necessarily mean one will be found guilty by a judge or jury. There are often various aspects of an arrest or formal charging documents that can be challenged in court. An experienced attorney is sometimes able to determine that a violation of personal rights has occurred in the process of a search and seizure or arrest. Such information can have a substantial bearing against the prosecution's case.

Recently, more than 50 people were arrested in connection with five different cases in South Florida. Charges include various alleged drug and weapons crimes. The U.S. Attorney in Miami claims that sizable amounts of cocaine and heroin were seized by authorities. Twenty of those arrested are accused of running heroin from Miami to Dallas, Atlanta and Chicago.

The government is typically very aggressive in its prosecution of federal drug trafficking charges. Building a strong defense and acting alongside an experienced criminal lawyer is often key to resolving such issues. Requesting a meeting with a legal advocate as soon as possible after an arrest has taken place is always advisable. He or she can then act on one's behalf in all interactions with law enforcement agents and court officials throughout the entire legal process.

Source:, "US Charges 55 In South Florida With Drug, Gun Violations", Jan. 29, 2016

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