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Federal And State Criminal Defense

Attorney Mauricio Padilla has established himself as a zealous advocate for those accused of violating federal or state law. His prior federal cases include multi-ton cocaine smuggling, election fraud, medical insurance fraud, PPP Loan fraud and Oxycontin clinic cases.

In state court, Mr. Padilla has litigated some of the nation’s highest profile murder cases including the 11-week trial of State vs. Dedrick Williams in the Xxxtentacion murder trial, the four-week Dan Markell murder trial in Tallahassee and the case of State of Florida vs. Derek Medina dubbed the Facebook murder case. He is the former attorney of Sarah Boone who was charged with murder after her boyfriend was found in a suitcase in Orlando. Before hiring any attorney ask specifically about their trial experience to see if they are the right fit for you.

Drug Crimes

If law enforcement officers find that you are in possession or intend to sell a controlled substance or have drug paraphernalia, you could be facing an arrest for a drug crime. Some of the more common controlled substances in Miami include:

  • Cocaine
  • Heroin
  • Methamphetamine
  • Recreational marijuana
  • Ecstasy
  • LSD
  • Oxycodone
  • Fentanyl

In order for a conviction for a drug crime to hold, the prosecutor will have to prove the substance is what they say it is via a scientific lab analysis. They will also have to prove you knew that the substance is illegal and that you were in control of the drug. Penalties will range, depending on the type of substance and the amount or weight of the substance at the time of the arrest.

Experience. Knowledge. Compassion. Call Today For A Consultation.

An arrest by law enforcement officers in Miami can be a terrifying experience. You do not have to handle Florida’s criminal justice system on your own. If you or a loved one is contending with an arrest, send an email or call Miami criminal defense lawyer Mauricio Padilla right away at 305-856-1777.