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.
Drug Possession Penalties 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 criminal defense law firm in Miami guide you through the complexities of the criminal justice system to get your life back on the right track.
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