Located in West Palm Beach, FL and serving clients throughout Florida
In Florida, drug crimes are a general category for a variety of criminal offenses. These can include possession, possession with the intent to sell, distribution, drug trafficking and more. Drug crimes are common, particularly in South Florida.
If you were arrested for a drug crime, having an experienced attorney by your side is key as the penalties associated with these crimes is often much more severe than people realize.
If you have been arrested for a drug crime in Florida, you need an experienced West Palm Beach drug crimes attorney. Drug offenses are aggressively prosecuted in the state and depending on the amount of drugs you have, you could face felony charges and harsh penalties.
Possible Drug Crime Charges
In Florida, you can be charged with a variety of drug-related offenses, which can include:
- Possession of drugs or drug-related paraphernalia
- Delivering drugs
- The manufacturing of narcotics
- Drug trafficking or distribution
- Harvesting a narcotic – such as growing marijuana
- Fraudulent selling or possessing prescription medications
- Possession with the intent to sell
- Using a drug illegally
Arrested for a Drug Offense? If You Need Help Call 561-444-9LAW NOW!
Illegal Drugs in Florida
There are drugs that are considered illegal to possess, sell, use or accept in the state. These include:
- Marijuana – including medical marijuana
- Designer drugs
Penalties You Could Face
If you are convicted of a drug crime in Florida, you could face harsher penalties than other states, including:
- First Degree Misdemeanors – Includes fines up to $1,000 and up to one year in prison.
- First Degree Felony – Includes fines up to $10,000 and up to 30 years in prison.
- Drug Trafficking Offenses – Includes fines up to $500,000 and up to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Convictions for possession can also result in an automatic one-year suspension of your driver's license. A criminal record for drug crimes could also affect you personally – even if you never go to jail. You could lose your job, ability to get housing or even financial aid.
Contact the West Palm Beach Drug Crimes Attorneys
The team at Farkas & Crowley can help you with your drug crime case. We have successfully defended those who have been arrested for possession, trafficking, and even the sale of drugs.
Contact us today to schedule your free case evaluation with one of our skilled attorneys at 561-444-9529.