Pensacola Drug Trafficking Defense Attorney

Aggressive & Experienced Defense Against Drug Trafficking

Trafficking drugs is one of the most serious drug crimes in Florida. Since trafficking drugs is a felony offense, a conviction can result in years in prison, costly fines, and a permanent criminal record that can cause irreparable damage to your professional reputation and personal life. That is why it is important to hire an experienced criminal defense lawyer to fight for your freedom.

At the The Morris Firm, our Pensacola drug trafficking lawyer has a decade of legal experience handling thousands of criminal cases, including various drug crimes. We can review your case, determine all your legal options, and help you find the best legal solutions to help you avoid serious criminal penalties.

For quality representation against drug charges, call the Pensacola, FL drug crime lawyer at The Morris Firm at (850) 583-9112 today.

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Florida Drug Trafficking Charges & Penalties

Drug trafficking is defined as possession with intent to sell/manufacture/deliver a significant amount of a controlled substance for more than personal use. While you will likely face felony charges, the exact penalties depend on the type of drug, the location of trafficking, and other factors.

For instance, any person who knowingly trafficking an excess of 25 pounds of cannabis or at least 300 marijuana plants are considered a first-degree felony, which is punishable by a mandatory minimum prison term of three years and a fine no more than $25,000. Knowing trafficking at least 28 grams of cocaine, at least four grams of opium, morphine, or hydromorphone, at least four grams of fentanyl, at least 28 grams of hydrocodone, and at least 14 grams of methamphetamine are all first-degree felonies.

The following are certain situations that can lead to enhanced penalties:

  • If trafficking took place within 1,000 feet of a school or place of worship
  • If you rent a room, building, or structure to trafficking drugs
  • If you possess certain chemicals often used in trafficking

While it is generally a first-degree felony to possess most common party drugs (cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine) with the intent to sell within a 1,000 feet of a certain area, it is only a second-degree felony to do so as it relates to marijuana. A first-degree felony is punishable by a maximum prison sentence of 30 years and a fine no more than $10,000, while a second-degree felony is punishable by a prison term of up to 15 years and a maximum fine of $10,000.

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Our firm can determine which defenses apply to your case and help you get your charges reduced or your case dismissed. For instance, we could argue that the drugs and chemicals found on your person are for personal use, which can result in a simple possession charge rather than a misdemeanor. Or if we can prove that law enforcement officials violated your rights during your arrest, then we can have your case dismissed altogether.

Contact Us today to learn about your available legal options.

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What Our Clients Are Saying

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Amazing! I didn’t have to worry about anything. After first meeting with Brandon, I was much more at ease with my case. He was very helpful with everything I asked and very understanding. I would highly recommend!


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This was the first time I needed to hire an Attorney and I was somewhat nervous. Mr. Morris was very easy to communicate with and basically told me from day one that the charges would be dropped and they were. I would highly recommend him to anyone.


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Brandon is committed to getting the best result for his clients. He negotiated the best deal for me with the state attorney. I recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer committed to his clients.

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Brandon Morris is definitely an attorney myself and my family would recommend. Me and my husband retained Brandon and achieved the best possible result, a dismissal in the case. My son retained Brandon in his case and the conclusion of the case was what my son anticipated, a good result. Brandon is knowledgeable, understanding, compassionate about his clients, and has reasonable fees. When we talk to Brandon it is apparent that his is listening to every detail. Brandon has always been prompt in returning our calls. We will definitely use Brandon again if needed. He is an excellent attorney!


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I received a letter from the Morris Firm after I was released from the county detention and I immediately made an appointment for consult. Right away he eased my fears and made me feel confident that we can beat this case or get it resolved with minimal punishment. Retainer is reasonable, as well. Glad I hired him!


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Brandon Morris has a thorough understanding of criminal law, has extensive courtroom experience and is a passionate advocate for his clients. He gave me a truthful and honest explanation of my situation, my options and what I could expect. Anyone would be lucky to have him as their advocate.

-Former Client

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Brandon understands the charges and what the defenses are. He works hard to ensure his clients get the best outcome possible.


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I hired Brandon to be my attorney for a criminal case, and he exceeded my expectations. He always answered my questions and he represented me in the most professional manner. He always prepared and honest with me. I would highly recommend him. He will always be my attorney