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Q: Legal advice for drug trafficking charge in Fl?

My brother got pulled over for his tint (too dark), they called a k9 for an air sniff, got a hit. Nothing in the car but he has 900g of ice on his person which they found after the car was searched bc the dog got a hit off him I’m guessing?? Ik it’s pretty bleak I’m just trying to get an idea of what to expect or any legal advice really!

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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Winter Garden, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Drug trafficking cases certainly are serious, but very complex. So, there is much to challenge. That’s why it’s important to work with the right lawyer early to review the entire case and give the best advice. If it was a reactive stop (actually because of the tint), one potential issue is whether the stop was unreasonably extended. If the stop was a pretext, then there will be a very complex investigation to look into. It may be a federal investigation, run by the AG Office of Statewide Prosecution, or the local state attorney. I would have more questions to ask and would be happy to schedule a call as soon as possible. Early engagement is always best.

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