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While laws related to drug possession have been loosened recently in many states, courts in Florida still prosecute drug charges harshly. The penalties you could face include decades behind bars, even for a first-time offense.

Drug charges are overwhelming, but there is no reason to handle these charges on your own. An expert Boca Raton drug lawyer can help you build a strong and comprehensive defense tailored to your unique circumstances. We believe that one mistake should not have to upend your life, and our defense attorneys at Rossen Law Firm are committed to protecting your rights and your future.

Fighting Drug Possession Charges

The severity of a drug possession offense in Florida depends on the type of substance you allegedly possessed, the kind of control you had over the substance in question, and whether you were aware of the substance’s nature. It is sometimes possible to contest drug possession charges by showing that you did not actually possess an unlawful substance or by establishing that you were not aware that what you had in your possession was actually an illegal drug. An expert Boca Raton drug attorney can assess your case and determine which defenses make sense for your unique circumstances.

Drug Possession Penalties in Boca Raton

It is a first-degree misdemeanor to possess up to 20 grams of marijuana in Florida—although there are exceptions for medical marijuana. However, anyone with four or more prior convictions for this offense may face enhanced penalties beyond the maximum one-year jail term usually associated with a conviction.

Additionally, possession of the following controlled substances in the following amounts may be prosecuted as third-degree felony drug possession:

  • Between 20 grams and 25 kilograms of marijuana
  • 28 grams or less of cocaine
  • 10 grams or less of ecstasy/MDMA
  • Four grams or less of heroin or any opiate
  • One gram or less of LSD

A Boca Raton drug attorney can explain how state courts typically approach charges like this in more detail during a free private consultation.

Enhanced Penalties for Drug Distribution

When someone has more than the allowed amount of a controlled substance, they are considered to have the intention of distributing it to others. This is a first-degree felony, carrying up to a 30-year maximum sentence and up to $250,000 in fines. Various mandatory minimum prison terms may also apply, depending on the specific substances involved.

Someone accused of trafficking drugs across state or international borders could face harsh penalties at the state level and could also be prosecuted at the federal level. This could mean time in federal prison upon conviction. Because the penalties associated with drug distribution can be so severe, working with an expert attorney is crucial. Our Boca Raton lawyers have extensive experience handling drug cases like these and will fight for the best possible case result.

Talk to a Top Boca Raton Drug Attorney About Your Legal Options

Being arrested for a drug-related offense can alter your life’s course, even if it is your first time facing criminal charges. In a situation like this, the quality of legal counsel you retain can make a massive difference in how your case turns out.

The team at Rossen Law Firm has successfully handled a wide range of drug cases just like yours. We are certain that we can give you the personalized and compassionate defense that you deserve. To discuss your case with an award-winning Boca Raton drug lawyer, give us a call today. Your initial strategy session is free.

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