Miami Drug Crimes Lawyer
What Are the Drug Laws in Florida?
A drug crime is an offense to possess, distribute, or manufacture controlled substances or illegal drugs that have a potential for abuse. While many drug crimes involve illicit narcotics such as cocaine, heroin, methamphetamines, ecstasy, and LSD, other offenses involve prescription medications such as opioids and painkillers that are used to help people with certain medical conditions.
Our firm handles the following types of drug crimes:
- Drug possession – Having actual or constructive control of a drug
- Drug possession with intent – Possessing a drug with the purpose of selling or distributing it
- Possession of drug paraphernalia – Possessing a device used to ingest or inhale a drug (e.g. pipe, bong, etc.)
- Drug sale or distribution – Selling, distributing, or conspiring to sell or distribute drugs
- Drug trafficking – The intentional possession, purchase, delivery, sale, manufacture, or transfer of large amounts of drugs
- Drug manufacturing – Cultivating or creating drugs
The penalties for drug crimes in Florida depend on several factors, such as the nature of the crime, the type of drug involved, the quantity of narcotics involved, and your criminal history.
How Long Do You Go To Jail For Drug Possession?
For simple drug possession, first time offenders receive 2 to 10 years in prison and a fine of as much as $20,000. A criminal defense lawyer can discuss what other actions you can take to resolve your case's resolution. We understand what rights you are offered under Florida law and can work to secure them.
What Are Florida’s Medical Marijuana Laws?
Under Florida law, an individual with qualifying medical conditions may possess medical cannabis purchased from a state licensed dispensary. Some of the qualifying medical conditions include (but are not limited to):
- Crohn’s disease
- Terminal illnesses
Qualifying individuals may only possess a specified amount of medical marijuana, as prescribed by a licensed physician. Home cultivation and personal distribution of marijuana is illegal.
The Law Office of Joel Defabio Drug Crime Legal Counsel
The drug laws in Florida are some of the most severe in the country, especially since illicit narcotics from overseas pass through the state’s shores. While some drug charges are punishable by jail time and fines, more serious offenses can lead in a long prison term and even higher fines.
If you have been arrested for a drug crime, our drug crimes lawyer in Miami at The Law Offices of Joel DeFabio is ready to fight for you through every step of the legal process. With nearly four decades of legal experience and hundreds of cases tried in court, we understand what it takes to guide you through the complexities of the criminal justice system while protecting your rights and future. Let us help you either avoid serious criminal penalties and/or get your entire case thrown out of court.
Our Miami drug crime attorney can review your case, determine all your legal options, and find the best possible solution for your situation. While our goal is to obtain a not-guilty verdict, we can also get your entire case dismissed by helping you receive treatment for drug addiction through the Florida drug courts. Do not wait to get experienced and skilled legal representation.
Contact us today to discuss your case with The Law Offices of Joel DeFabio.
Joel was especially great. I was able to meet with him when I needed to and he called me all the time to give me an update. Really professional lawyer and team.- Emilia
I was represented by Mr. Joel DeFabio, and I am very satisfied with the courtesy and professionalism he provided. He is a very sensitive, clever and resourceful attorney. The staff is excellent as well. I am glad I found them. Excellent team in general, I highly recommend them.- Hilario
It was a pleasure working with Mr. DeFabio and his legal team. Remarkable work ethic and superior legal knowledge. It was a very pleasant experience having them on my team.- Former Client
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