Drug Possession & Drug Trafficking
Drug Possession and Drug Trafficking Defense Attorney Serving all South Florida
Facing a drug possession or drug trafficking crime in South Florida can be an overwhelming experience. That’s why our firm is here to help you.
If you are facing a drug crime charge in South Florida, you certainly are not alone. We’ve helped many others successfully overcome their drug possession and drug trafficking charges with incredible case results. Even if you’ve been contacted by law enforcement about a possible drug crime, or a drug crime investigation, it’s important to find a trusted criminal defense attorney immediately to ensure your rights are protected.
What is a Drug Possession or Trafficking Crime in South Florida?
Florida drug crimes involve any crime including the use of drugs, the making of drugs, or dealing with drugs.
Even if you’re found in possession of any type of drug, that alone is a crime in Florida. Depending on how much of the drug you’re found in possession of, you can also be charged with a Florida drug trafficking crime. The distinction is based on the amount in your possession.
You can be charged with a variety of drug crimes in Florida, such as:
- Drug Possession
- Drug Possession with the Intent to Sell
- Drug Trafficking
- Possession of a Controlled Substance
- Possessing Drug Paraphernalia
- Conspiracy to Sell Drugs
- Cultivation of Marijuana
Quick Tips If a Florida Law Enforcement Officer Asks to Search Your Car:
- Say no. You have the right to decline a search of your car or person.
- If you are pulled over and police ask to search your car, or ask you to step out of the vehicle, politely inform the officer that you do not consent to a search.
- Even if you are certain you don’t have drugs in your car, you should still decline the officer’s request to search your car. For one, it’s your right to decline the search. Secondly, it’s always a possibility that someone else could have placed or accidentally left drugs in your car. If this is the case, you might consent to a search thinking it’s no big deal, but if they find anything in your car – even if it’s not yours – you will be in big trouble.
- An officer may also ask to search your phone, which you can also politely decline.
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Examples of Drug Possession & Trafficking Charges Defense Attorney Rodermann Commonly Defends Clients From:
Attorney Glenn Roderman and his team represent clients facing any of the types of drug crime charges mentioned above. Below are examples of the specific types of substances Attorney Roderman has experience with:
- Marijuana Drug Possession Charges
- Marijuana Drug Trafficking Charges
- Heroin Drug Possession Charges
- Heroin Drug Trafficking Charges
- Oxycodone DrugPossession Charges
- Oxycodone Drug Trafficking Charges
- Cocaine Drug Possession Charges
- Cocaine Drug Trafficking Charges
- Crystal Meth Drug Possession Charges
- Crystal Meth Drug Trafficking Charges
- Xanax Drug Possession Charges
Consequences and Penalties for Drug Possession Charges in Florida
Florida has very serious drug crime penalties. Depending on how much of a drug you’re found in possession of, your drug possession charge could escalate to a Drug Trafficking criminal charge very quickly. In general, you could be looking at lower level penalties of about 1 year in jail and a $1,000 fine. Higher-level penalties range to 30 years or even life in prison and fines closer to $1 million.
The consequences vary greatly depending on the type of drug you possess and the amount of the drug you’re found in possession of.
Possible Drug Possession Jail and Prison Consequences in South Florida
- Drug possession crimes can result in as little as 1 year in jail.
- Drug trafficking crimes, however, can lead to 15 or even 30 years in state prison.
Possible Drug Possession Fine Consequences in South Florida
- Drug possession crimes can result in fines of about $1,000.
- Drug trafficking crimes, however, can lead to up to $750,000 in fines.
Drug Possession Consequences Based on the Drug You’re Found in Possession of
- Arrested for weed or marijuana possession in Florida? You could face a first-degree misdemeanor crime or a third-degree felony.
- Less than 20 grams of weed is a first-degree misdemeanor punishable by up to 1 year in jail and a fine up to $1,000.
- More than 20 grams of marijuana is a third-degree felony in Florida. This means you could face up to 5 years in prison and have to pay a fine of up to $5,000.
- If you have more than 25 pounds of marijuana you’re looking at a first-degree felony in Florida punishable by a mandatory 3-year prison sentence and a $25,000 fine.
- Arrested for oxycodone possession in Florida? You face a third-degree felony, meaning you’re looking at up to 5 years in prison and up to $5,000 in fines.
- Arrested for cocaine possession in Florida? You face a third-degree felony crime. If you have less than 28 grams of marijuana, you could face up to 5 years in prison and be required to pay up to $5,000 in fines.
- If you have more than 28 grams of cocaine at the time of your arrest, you’re looking at a first-degree felony charge in Florida. This comes with a mandatory minimum of 3 years in prison and a $50,000 fine.
- Arrested for heroin possession in Florida? If you have less than 4 grams at the time of your arrest, you could be found guilty of a third-degree felony. This could result in up to 5 years in prison and up to $5,000 in fines.
- If you have 4-14 grams of heroin, you could be guilty of a first-degree felony for drug trafficking and face a minimum of 15 years in prison and a $1,000 fine.
- If you have more than 28 grams of heroin, you could be guilty of a first-degree felony for drug trafficking and could face a minimum of 25 years in prison and a $500,000 fine. Depending on how much heroin is in your possession, you may even face up to life in prison.
As you can see from the consequences outlined above, whether you’re charged with drug possession or drug trafficking in Florida you are facing some very serious potential criminal consequences.
Getting a skilled drug possession and drug trafficking criminal defense attorney is very important to protecting your rights and your future.
Drug Possession & Trafficking Defense Attorney in Fort Lauderdale & Boca Raton, Florida
Being charged with any type of crime can be overwhelming, especially when it involves your future and livelihood and comes with such steep prison times and fines. If you or a loved one are facing a drug crime charge in South Florida, you’re in the right place.
Whether you’re facing a misdemeanor or a felony charge for drug possession or drug trafficking, our criminal defense attorneys have the skills and expertise you need to fight for the best possible result on your drug crime case.
Attorney Glenn Roderman and Attorney Philip Johnston have helped many people successfully overcome serious felony drug charges in South Florida. When you hire the Glenn Roderman Law Firm, you get a skilled and compassionate team on your side to defend and fight for your rights.