Fort Lauderdale Criminal Defense Attorney
Drug crimes carry potentially serious and irreparable consequences. Depending on the specifics of your case, you could be charged with a misdemeanor or a felony offense. If you have been arrested, it is imperative you immediately retain the representation of Rudenberg and Glasser, P.A. so that our legal team can work with you to challenge the prosecution's case and law enforcement's evidence against you.
Our Fort Lauderdale drug crime lawyers have defended hundreds of clients from serious charges. If you are facing criminal charges, our law firm can help. Get drug defense by calling (954) 543-1788 or filling out an online form!
Each drug crime case is different. You could be facing prosecution at the state or federal level depending on the circumstances of your misdemeanor or felony case. If you have been arrested, do not hesitate to contact Rudenberg and Glasser, P.A.!
Our firm can defend you against charges of:
In Florida, each drug falls under a different schedule depending on how dangerous and addictive the state identifies it to be. These standards can vary, as some states consider Marijuana to be extremely dangerous while others have actually made certain uses legal.
The drug schedule in Florida is as follows:
The more potential for abuse a drug carries, the more severe the penalties involved with a drug are. For example, you could be found in possession of a larger amount of a Schedule V drug and face lesser penalties than you would for a minimal amount of a Schedule I drug. Even if the crime was practically the same, if the drug was considered more dangerous, the consequences will be much more serious for the defendant.
No matter the type of drug involved in your case, you need to call on a drug crime attorney right away.
Under Florida Criminal Statute Section 893.13(6)(a), an individual found to be in possession of a controlled substance may be subject to thousands of dollars in fines and years in prison if the substance was unlawfully obtained without a legitimate prescription from a doctor. In many cases, drug possession results in a third-degree felony charge, which may be punishable by $5,000 in fines and 5 years in prison. Individuals in Florida may face drug possession charges for many different types of illegal drugs, narcotics, and controlled substances. Our drug crime attorneys handle possession charges for any type of drug, including:
Marijuana drug possession charges may be different from other drug crimes. The unlawful possession of marijuana in quantities of 20 grams or less is a misdemeanor offense, punishable by up to a $1,000 fine, and by 1 year in jail. For amounts exceeding 20 grams, it is a third degree felony, punishable by a maximum $5,000 fine and up to 5 years in prison. It is important to speak with an attorney who is well-versed in Florida drug possession crimes in order to determine an effective course of action that may minimize the penalties and protect your future.
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Florida law defines trafficking according to specific drug quantities and amounts required for charges to be brought. It differs from smuggling in that smuggling refers specifically to bringing drugs into the country. Smuggling is typically considered a federal charge and is handled in a federal court, not Florida court. In addition, the intent to distribute drugs may increase the seriousness of either trafficking or smuggling. Evidence of intent to distribute may include scales, phone numbers, bags, and small packages of drugs.
Under Section 893.135 of the Florida Statutes, it is unlawful to knowingly sell, purchase, manufacture, deliver, bring into Florida, or be in actual possession of more than 25 pounds of cannabis, which is a felony of the first degree.
Other trafficking charges include, but are not limited to:
These charges are serious and require immediate legal defense. If you are convicted, you could face years of imprisonment, steep fines, and permanent life-altering consequences. You need a seasoned drug crime lawyer in Fort Lauderdale.
When you work with Rudenberg and Glasser, P.A., you can be confident your case is in good hands. We have extensive experience handling a variety of complex cases and you can be sure your rights will be aggressively defended when you hire our firm. Unlike other firms, we take all the time necessary to get to know you and your side of the story, and we develop personalized strategies that are specific to your needs. If you have been arrested, contact Rudenberg and Glasser, P.A. today and retain aggressive representation for your case. We are available 24/7 for our clients and have helped hundreds of individuals facing drug charges. An experienced criminal defense lawyer can help you overcome this difficult time.
At our firm, we are proud to offer outstanding legal representation for our clients in Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach.