We recognize figuring out charges for drug sales and delivery in South Florida on your own is unbearable and scary. The Fort Lauderdale drug attorneys Rossen Law Firm are here to guide you through this hard time with a helpful and knowledgeable hand.

What is a Drug Sales and Delivery Crime?

You can be charged with drug sales and delivery in Fort Lauderdale if the State can prove that you had possession of any kind of drug with the intent to sell it. 

The crime of Drug Sale and Delivery is committed in Florida when a person sells, manufactures, or delivers any amount of drugs or possesses drugs with the intent to sell, manufacture or deliver them.


The association between drug use and criminal activity has impacted the severity of the penalties for the sale and delivery of drugs tremendously. If you are suspected of dealing drugs, the State of Florida will prosecute you to the maximum extent of the law.

If you are charged with the crime of sales and delivery of cannabis, the crime of sales and delivery of cannabis is a third-degree felony in Florida and punishable by a maximum penalty up to 5 years in prison and a $5,000 fine.

If you are charged with the crime of sales and delivery of methamphetamine, the crime of sales and delivery of methamphetamine is a second-degree felony in Florida and punishable by a maximum penalty up to 15 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

Find the legal definition of drug trafficking in South Florida on our drug crime page.

Learn about more Florida Drug Crime Penalties here.



The State goes after people who are suspected of drug sales and delivery so harshly because of the social link created between crimes and drugs. It is important for you to act quickly when charged with a drug sales and delivery crime because a delay can cause detrimental damage to your defense. 

Give our Fort Lauderdale office a call if you’re facing charges for drug sales and delivery. We are here to act as your shield against any and all of your criminal convictions. We promise, in the end, you will be able to call us your heroes.

Drug Sales and Delivery Crime Defenses

  • Illegal Search and Seizure: This defense can be used if law enforcement officers use their power incorrectly and illegally require individuals to submit to a vehicle, home, or body search. If Rossen Law Firm can prove that police illegally searched you and then file what is called a “motion to suppress” to the clerk, the courts will suppress the evidence as having been illegally collected.

  • Lack of Knowledge: In order for an individual to be charged with the crime of drug sales and delivery, the State must prove that the accused had knowledge that the drug in their possession was illegal. Without that proof, the defense of lack of knowledge can be used and serve as a complete defense to the crime of possession. 

  • Personal Use: In order for an individual to be charged with the crime of drug sales and delivery, the State must prove that the accused had the intention to sell it. Without that proof, the defense of personal use can be used and serve as a defense to the crime of possession with intent to sell and have it lowered to a drug possession charge.

Free Drug Sales and Delivery Crime Criminal Defense Strategy Session in Fort Lauderdale

We offer FREE strategy sessions to those who are willing to give us a chance to prove we are the best choice to represent them for their criminal charge.

Strategy sessions include us discussing your case and determining the best route of success for your case. We answer any questions you have regarding your charge for drug sales and delivery in South Florida and offer you our best legal advice. Call today to set up your free strategy session.


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