by Tallahassee Federal Drug Crime Defense Lawyer Joe Bodiford
The Florida drug laws complicate the answer to that question - every drug carries a different punishment based on the amount, and what was done with the drug. The possible sentence is answered by these questions: how much did you have? was it simply in your possession? did you sell or deliver it to someone?
If you have too much of a drug, you may find yourself charged with TRAFFICKING. That does not mean you are Tony Montana from “Scarface” - it simply means you had enough of a drug to push you into the trafficking category. You can have it in your pocket, or your house, with no intention to sell or give it to anyone. If you have too much, it’s trafficking.
Trafficking carries the harshest penalties, as in Florida trafficking is a first-degree felony. That means you can get up to 30 YEARS in prison! What’s worse, trafficking charges carry MINIMUM MANDATORY penalties. That means if you are convicted, you MUST serve a certain minimum amount of time in prison. The minimum mandatory sentenced vary with the type and amount of drug, but range from three years all the way to twenty-five years!
Drug cases are even further complicated if you are charged in Federal court. The punishments are much more severe, and virtually always call for in a lengthy prison sentence.
Tallahassee drug attorney Joe Bodifordhas handled hundreds of drug cases in Florida state and Federal courts. He knows the secrets of how to attack a drug case. While other attorneys talk about drug cases, Joe Bodiford has a proven record of having evidence SUPPRESSED and drug cases DISMISSED. He also has an excellent record of winning drug cases at trial. Drug conspiracy, trafficking, possession, and criminal forfeitures are just some of the many difficult charges and realities you may face. Act quickly.