>> Drug Crime Defense Lawyer in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Since there is so much international drug trafficking in the Miami and Fort Lauderdale area, drug crimes are aggressively prosecuted. The severity of the charge (whether it is a misdemeanor or felony) is dependant on the amount of drugs involved.
The following is a a list of charges for drug crimes:
- Delivery of illegal drugs
- Distribution or Trafficking
- Cultivation or growing of a narcotic
- Illegal use of a drug
- Possession with intent cot sell
- Fraudulent sale of prescription drugs
The following is a list of drugs that are related to these offenses:
- Medical Marijuana
- Crystal Meth
- As well as other designer drugs
Florida law says it is illegal to possess or distribute controlled substances. The punishments for a drug crime in the Miami and Fort Lauderdale area are as follows:
First degree misdemeanor: up to one year in prison and fines up to $1000
First degree felony: up to 30 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000
Drug trafficking: fines can be up to $500,000 and can include up to life in prison
If someone was involved in trafficking drugs into the Miami and Fort Lauderdale area and knew someone could die, the death penalty could be imposed.
There are other consequences of a drug conviction in Florida such as disqualification for employment with the state or for federal aid.
At the Gilbert and Smallman Law Offices in Miami and Fort Lauderdale, we handle cases in the following areas of criminal law: