Drug Charges & Trafficking
A conviction of the most minor misdemeanor can impact your life severely. Not only can it affect you due to jail time, incarceration and fines, but also from future employment opportunities and your Florida Driver License can be suspended. If convicted you could also be denied rental housing from an arrest, along with the suspension of your driver’s license for a minimum of six months and a maximum of two years.
In the state of Florida, manufacturing controlled substances is typically a felony offense, depending on the type and amount of drug involved. The important concerns to take into consideration will be the classification of the controlled substance, the amount and where the offense took place. If the offense occurred within 1,000 feet of a school or church, the penalties will then be enhanced.
Possession with intent
In the state of Florida, the defendant may face misdemeanor or felony charges for drug possession with the intent to sell or to distribute. This offense is more serious that simple possession. You can be charged with possession with intent to sell if items such as baggies, measuring scales, large amounts of cash, client lists, and other similar items are found in your possession. Drug Trafficking is charged based on the weight of the drugs found. Trafficking includes a minimum prison sentence of 3 years or more.
At the Echemendia Law Firm we have defended people who have been faced with different types of drug charges which include:
•Possession of Marijuana, meth, cocaine, heroin, ecstasy, and prescription drugs.
•Possession with intent to distribute
Under Florida Statute 893.135(1)(a), the crime of Trafficking in Cannabis occurs when a person:
- Knowingly possesses, sells, purchases, manufactures, delivers, or transports either;
•Federal drug trafficking