Bath Salt Trafficking Defense Attorney In Orlando
Bath salts — mephedrone and methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV) — are synthetic drugs also sold under names such as plant food and jewelry cleaner. They come in liquid, crystal and powder forms. Users, suppliers and manufacturers of bath salts can be charged with drug crimes and face severe consequences.
The drug crime defense lawyers at O’Brien Hatfield Reese, PA, have experience in federal and state drug cases. We can help you fight charges ranging from misdemeanor possession to felony trafficking. Because bath salts are sold at places such as gas stations and convenience stores, we often represent store owners and their suppliers. You will need a strong defense if you are an owner or supplier facing drug trafficking charges in Florida.
You Could Receive A Multiyear Prison Sentence
Recent changes to federal drug enforcement laws make it easier for the government to arrest, charge and convict people for synthetic drug offenses. Bath salts and the chemicals used to manufacture them are now classified as Schedule I drugs. Penalties for conviction of a federal Schedule I drug crime may include mandatory prison sentences and fines, depending on the details of the case.
Because use of bath salts has been blamed for psychotic episodes leading to injury and death, there is pressure at the state and federal levels to impose harsh penalties on individuals involved in their use, sales or manufacture. You must take all charges seriously, and speak with an attorney as soon as possible.
We will investigate the case against you and determine whether your rights were violated at any point in the process. Issues such as illegal search and seizure are often present in drug cases. You can rely on our tenacious defense at each stage of the case.