Florida Distribution Attorney
Trust Our 100+ Years of Collective ExperienceFlorida has some incredibly strict laws on the distribution and sale of controlled substances. Distribution includes the selling, transportation, and illegal import of unlawful substances, such as:
Federal and State ChargesBoth the federal and state governments could charge you for drug distribution. Federally, controlled substances are governed by the Controlled Substances Act. However, federal law enforcement will be more focused on larger quantities of the drugs, particularly those that cross state lines. If you’re facing trafficking on top of distribution charges, you could be facing heavy prosecution on the federal level.
Proving the ChargeIn both the federal and state cases, the prosecutor would have to prove that you knowingly participated in drug distribution activities. Additionally, a prosecutor would have to show that the drugs you might have been found with were defined as controlled substances in the state of Florida or in the United States.
DefensesIf you’re only facing distribution charges, the sentence will be slightly lighter than also facing trafficking violations. An excellent Florida criminal defense attorney will attempt to prove that you possessed the substance for personal use with no intent to distribute or sale. Likewise, entrapment set up by the police can look particularly bad for the prosecution, as would unlawful search and seizure in violation of the 4th Amendment.
PenaltiesDrug distribution activities might be prosecuted as possession with intent to sell, which is a 3rd-degree felony. If you are convicted of this, you could face a prison term of up to 5 years and be fined up to $5,000. However, if you’re convicted of a 2nd-degree felony, you could be imprisoned for up to 15 years and be fined up to $10,000. If you have prior felony convictions, Florida will allow enhanced sentencing, which means that it could lead to an increase in the prison term.
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