Drug Delivery Charges in Miami, FL
Under Florida State laws, the sale or distribution of drugs has very serious consequences and in most cases, it is considered to be a felony offense. The only sales or distribution offense that is not charged as a felony are those involving less than 20 grams of marijuana.
The sale of any controlled substance could involve the exchange of drugs for money, promise of payment, or anything valuable. Delivery of drugs involves the transferring of drugs from one individual to another, with or without payment.
If you are facing charges for the sale or delivery of drugs in Miami, call Rothman & Associates, P.A. today at (305) 358-9000.
Penalties for Drug Distribution or Sales
While all offenses of this type of drug crime charged under Florida statutes are felonies, the severity of the punishment depends on the type of drug and how much of the substance was sold, purchased or delivered. Potential consequences can include years in prison, thousands of dollars in fines, and a permanent criminal record that can negatively impact many other areas of your day to day life.
To better understand the exact penalties you may be facing, it is best to speak with a qualified Miami drug crimes defense attorney.
Aggravating Factors in Drug Cases
The severity of your charges can be enhanced by certain aggravating factors related to where the crime may have taken place. If the sale or distribution took place within 1,000 feet of a place of worship, school, university, community center, child care center, assisted living facility, public housing facility, then the offense is considered a first or second degree felony. The specific penalties depend upon the type of drugs sold or delivered, however, the accused could face up to 30 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines.
Proudly Defending the Rights of the Accused Throughout Miami
No matter the severity of the drug charges you are facing, Rothman & Associates, P.A. can help to determine and fashion the right solution for you. Providing trusted representation for residents throughout Florida, our founding attorney, David Rothman, is recognized as an expert and a specialist in criminal trial law and procedure, Board Certified by both The Florida Bar and the National Board of Trial Advocacy.
With over 40 years of experience, our Miami criminal attorneys have the knowledge and dedication necessary to provide you with the defense you deserve. Let us review the details of your drug distribution or drug sales case today and prepare the appropriate strategy.