A Fort Myers resident might be arrested and charged with drug trafficking in a variety of circumstances. Drug trafficking charges typically come when police discover a large quantity of drugs in the possession of an individual. This might happen during a routine traffic stop if police decide to search a person's vehicle, or it could happen as part of an undercover drug sting operation, along with other reasons.
In some cases, an individual might be accused of drug trafficking if he or she is simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. This could happen if a Fort Myers resident is living with a drug trafficker, or riding as a passenger in his or her motor vehicle, at the time of the arrest. In such cases, it will be up to the accused person to defend him- or herself against the charges in court.
Drug charges are serious, and those accused of them may wish to formulate the best criminal defense possible in order to limit the chances of conviction. Indeed, if the legal defense fails and a conviction occurs, a convicted drug trafficker could spend many years behind bars, even decades. This is why it is crucial to take one's criminal defense seriously and hire the most skilled criminal defense counsel available during the litigation of one's case.
At Ian F. Mann, P.A., we are dedicated to helping Fort Myers residents charged with drug crimes. Whether the charges involve drug trafficking, drug possession or drug sales, we are ready to put our in depth experience to work for you. We also provide a free preliminary consultation to new clients so that we can get to know them, learn about their situation, let them know what their legal rights are and advise them of the best course of action to take in their cases.