In the state of Florida, any kind of drug crime is taken very seriously and those convicted of drug crimes can expect to face heavy fines and prison time. Possession is a relatively minor charge and can either be a misdemeanor or a felony, however, sales & distribution is almost always classified as a felony.
It is extremely important if you or a loved one has been arrested or charged with the sale of drugs that you consult with an Orlando drug crimes attorney at our firm. Get defense now speak with The Virdone Law Firm, PLLC.
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Three factors have the greatest impact on the severity of penalties one could face for drug distribution and sales. In Florida, the laws do set a minimum sentence when faced with certain drugs, such as cocaine or heroin. The type and quantity of drugs involved will determine the penalties you will be facing if convicted. Additional penalties will be levied if the sale took place near a school, on a school campus, or if minors were involved in the sale.
Prosecutors in Florida may evaluate the following:
It is illegal, in the state of Florida, to be in possession of a controlled substance. Should you be in possession of a controlled substance with the intent to sell & deliver, you will be facing additional charges and penalties. Once you distribute that illegal narcotic or other controlled substance to another person, you have committed the criminal act of distribution. Distribution can be compared to drug trafficking, yet on a smaller scale.
Criminal distribution allows potentially deadly narcotics and prescription drugs to get into the wrong hands, and the results can be deadly. That is why you cannot expect law enforcement or the prosecuting attorneys to show any leniency towards individuals charged with the sale or distribution of drugs. Our attorneys have extensive experience in plea negotiations, suppression motions, and of course, in trials by jury. Our firm is committed to exhausting all resources and avenues available in order to provide you with the aggressive representation you deserve.
The only type of law our firm practices is criminal law. This has allowed our attorneys to amass a large volume of knowledge and experience with all manner of criminal defense and drug charge cases. In fact, all of our attorneys are former prosecutors. Therefore, we have the unique insight into how the state prepares criminal cases and are able to exploit weaknesses in the state's case against you.
Our attorneys are dedicated to providing our clients with the fast, aggressive representation they need in order to protect their rights and their future. If you are facing sales or distribution charges, we advise you to contact an Orlando drug crimes lawyer at Ali & Blankner today.