Client Charged with Miami Armed Trafficking in Cocaine Case Sentenced to Five Years Probation
March 23, 2016
While under surveillance by Miami narcotics detectives, our client left an apartment carrying two kilograms of cocaine. Narcotics detectives approached and arrested our client. One of the detectives claimed that he observed the kilograms of cocaine inside the bag. An attorney from DMT filed a motion to suppress the stop and arrest. The Miami State Attorney's Office reviewed our motion to suppress and understood the merits of our arguments. As a result, the prosecutor reduced the charge of Armed Cocaine Trafficking (which carries a life sentence) to cocaine trafficking and offered our client five years of probation.
Client Charged in Miami Cocaine Trafficking Sentenced to House Arrest. While stopped in a mall parking lot, our client was observed smoking marijuana in the front passenger seat of an automobile. Police officers allegedly observed our client smoking marijuana. After being arrested, the police searched our client and found more than 28 grams of cocaine in his cargo pocket. Our client was arrested for trafficking in cocaine.
Prior to retaining DMT, our client had been represented by two other Miami criminal defense law firms. The best result those firms could obtain was one year in the county jail. After our Miami criminal defense lawyers analyzed the case and broke it down, and subsequently filed several pre-trial motions. After reviewing our motions and knowing our reputation, the prosecutor offered a plea which resulted in house arrest. The initial cocaine trafficking charged carried a three year minimum prison sentence.