While drug charges in Florida can range from Possession, to Sale or Delivery, to Trafficking and other crimes, the penalties for a conviction on even the most minor drug offenses can have devastating and long-lasting effects on a person’s life. Even minor drug convictions can result in hefty fines or jail time and can hinder employment, driving privileges, and much more.
Common Florida Drug Offenses
Drug offenses consist mostly of three types of charges: Possession, Sale or Delivery, and Trafficking.
Most Possession case are classified as Felonies of the 3rd degree; however, Marijuana Possession is classified as a Misdemeanor. A Felony of the 3rd Degree is punishable by up to 5 years in prison and a Misdemeanor is punishable by up to a year in the county jail.
Sale or Delivery of a controlled substance (other than Marijuana) is a Felony of the 2nd Degree punishable by up to 15 years in Prison. If you are charged as an Aggravator, such as Sale and Delivery near a school or with a firearm, the punishment can be even more severe.
Trafficking convictions can result in increased levels of punishment, and depending on the drug in question, different types of defenses can be used.
Experienced Orlando Drug Charge Defense Attorney
At Frost Law, we help clients with all types of drug charges, including:
- Possession of a Controlled Substance
- Sale or Delivery of a Controlled Substance
- Trafficking in Marijuana
- Trafficking in Pills
- Trafficking in Cocaine
- Trafficking in Heroin
- Other Trafficking Crimes
In Florida, drug crimes are aggressively prosecuted. If you or someone you know is facing a drug charge, it’s important to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible to help protect your rights.
Contact an Orlando Drug Crimes Attorney
Our Orlando Drug Crimes Attorney brings his skills as a former prosecutor to your case. With experience prosecuting a variety of drug offenses, attorney Chad Frost knows how the prosecution thinks and the burden of proof the State must prove. He understands how to craft the best strategic defense for you.
Contact us at 407-670-5669 today or on our website for a Free Consultation and case review.