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Miami Drug Crime Lawyer

Defending Individuals Facing Drug Charges in FL

No other city in America is more synonymous with drugs than Miami, Florida. From hit TV shows like Miami Vice and CSI : Miami to movies like Cocaine Cowboys, Scarface, and Blow, Miami has earned a reputation, whether deservedly or not, for drug possession and drug trafficking.

For more than 18 years, Attorney Thomas Mote has aggressively and skillfully represented thousands of people accused of drug-related offenses in both state and federal court.

If you are facing charges, discuss your case with a Miami drug crime attorney in a FREE consultation today!

Retain a Drug Attorney in Miami Who Can Fight for You

Attorney Mote has defended clients charged with crimes involving possession, trafficking, and conspiracy to traffic:

  • Heroin
  • Crack
  • Cocaine
  • Methamphetamines
  • MDMA / Ecstasy
  • Marijuana
  • Methylone / molly
  • Ketamine
  • Steroids
  • Oxycodone
  • Alprazolam ("Xanax")
  • LSD

Because of the severity of consequences related to a drug crime conviction, it is vital to contact a competent, experienced, and aggressive defense attorney like Thomas Mote as soon as possible in order to have as much time as possible to review, investigate, and defend your case.

Understanding Drug Schedules in Florida

Passed in 1970, the Controlled Substances Act, or CSA, provided federal classifications for illegal drugs under five "schedules," which can determine the severity of charges in drug crimes. Florida Statute § 893.03 provides specific schedules for the state of Florida. The schedule for a particular drug is typically determined by the drug's potential for abuse, dependency, and current acceptance for legitimate use in medical treatments.

Florida's drug schedules are as follows:

  • Schedule V - Low potential for abuse, physical or psychological dependency, and have current uses in medical treatments. Examples include pregabalin, substances containing pyrovalerone, and drugs with no more than 200 mg of codeine per 100 milliliters.
  • Schedule IV - Low potential for abuse, limited risk of dependency, and have current medical uses. This covers benzodiazepines, barbiturates, and sedative hypnotics. Common examples include xanax and valium.
  • Schedule III - Less potential for abuse than Schedule I or II drugs, moderate risk of dependence, and have current medical uses. Schedule III drugs include several steroids, some barbiturates, buprenorphine, and lysergic acid. Lyssergic acid is the primary component of LSD, and other examples include ketamine, synthetic THC, and anabolic steroids.
  • Schedule II - High potential for abuse, high risk of dependency, and only highly restricted current medical uses. These include raw opium, codein, morphine, cocain, fentanyl, methamphetamines, and hypercodone. Notable examples include Ritalin and Adderall, two common medications for ADHD.
  • Schedule I - High potential for abuse, high risk of dependency, and no currently accepted medical uses. Includes heroin, peyote, psilocin, MDMA, and some non-medical fentanyl derivatives. Marijuana and cannabis are currently considered Schedule I drugs in Florida.

Drug schedules and other factors such as amount of the drug in the possession of the accused can affect the minimum sentencing for a drug crime.

Experience that Matters

Attorney Thomas Mote began his legal career in 2002 as an Assistant Public Defendant for the Ninth Circuit of Florida in Orange and Osceola Counties. While there, he quickly won the office's prestigious "Advocate of the Year Award" and was recognized by his clients, peers, supervisors, and adversaries as a tireless defender of the rights of the indigent. Since 2002, he has served as a Miami lawyer for thousands of drug crime cases in Florida.

Contact Attorney Mote for Drug Crime Defense in Miami

Attorney Mote understands the stress and fears related to facing a drug crime charge. As your compassionate, experienced attorney, he strives to work tirelessly to defend you in and out of the courtroom and works to get you the best outcome possible.

Contact him today to begin working with a talented and caring Miami drug crime lawyer who can help you overcome your crisis. Call (305) 374-6683.

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