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Miami Drug Possession Attorney

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Not only could a conviction for drug possession in Florida lead to a lengthy jail or prison sentence and expensive fines, but it could also lead to a permanent mark on your criminal record, making it extremely difficult to obtain/keep a job, find a place to live, apply for college, and take advantage of other opportunities life has to offer. To help you avoid serving time behind bars or even get your entire case dismissed, you need a knowledgeable and skilled lawyer on your side.

At Jeffrey S. Weiner, P.A., our Miami criminal defense lawyers are dedicated to fighting for the best possible outcome in your drug possession case. With more than 50 years of legal experience, our drug crimes attorneys can investigate your criminal case, collect supporting evidence, and create an effective and personalized defense strategy on your behalf.

Consequences for Drug Possession in Florida

In Florida, state law outlines drug possession penalties, with severity contingent on various factors. Possession of controlled substances can lead to significant legal consequences. The severity of penalties is typically influenced by the type and quantity of the controlled substance involved.

  • Penalties may include:
  • fines
  • probation
  • mandatory drug treatment programs
  • in more severe cases, imprisonment

The existence of exacerbating elements like previous convictions, participation in drug trafficking, or possession of substantial quantities can heighten the consequences.

Additionally, convictions for drug offenses can have collateral consequences beyond legal penalties, including: 

  • A person's driver's license may be suspended or revoked, impacting their ability to commute and fulfill daily responsibilities.
  • Employment prospects may also be affected, especially in positions that require a clean record or involve sensitive responsibilities.

Understanding the nuances of Florida's drug possession laws and securing skilled legal representation can significantly impact the outcome of a case. Our experienced Miami drug possession attorneys can assess the specifics of the case, explore potential defenses, and work toward minimizing the legal consequences associated with drug possession charges. If you're confronted with accusations of drug possession in Florida, obtaining legal advice is essential to safeguard your rights and adeptly navigate the legal intricacies.

Penalties for Possession in Florida

Drug possession in Florida can result in misdemeanor or felony charges, depending on the circumstances of the possessions case. Drugs are generally referred to as “controlled substances,” consisting of illegal narcotics and pharmaceutical medications.

The following are several penalties for drug possession in Florida:

  • Possession of cocaine: Possessing less than 28 grams of cocaine is a third-degree felony, punishable by a maximum five-year prison sentence and up to $5,000 in fines.
  • Possession of heroin: Possessing less than four grams of heroin is a third-degree felony.
  • Possession of methamphetamine: Possessing less than 14 grams of meth is a third-degree felony.
  • Possession of MDMA (ecstasy): Possessing less than 10 grams of ecstasy is a third-degree felony.
  • Possession of cannabis: Possessing less than 20 grams of marijuana is a first-degree misdemeanor, which carries a jail term of up to one year. Possessing 20 grams of cannabis or more is a third-degree felony.

Our Miami Defense Attorneys Are Ready to Discuss Your Legal Options Today

Being arrested for drug possession doesn’t mean that you are guilty of the crime. In addition, the court in Miami-Dade, doesn’t label every drug possession offender a criminal, by presenting several legal options to address substance abuse issues and avoid conviction. Let our Miami drug possession Lawyers guide you through the complexities of the criminal justice system to get your life back on the right track.

Call (305) 985-6640 or Contact Us Online To Speak to a Miami Drug Possession Attorney for a Free Consultation.

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  • Sentence Reduced Federal Crime

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