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Miami Drug Distribution Attorney

Florida has strict drug laws. Drug distribution is a serious crime that often involves transporting controlled substances over state lines. Distribution includes the selling, transportation, and illegal import of unlawful substances, such as marijuana, cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamines.

Both the state and federal governments could charge you for drug distribution. On the federal level, controlled substances are governed by the Controlled Substances Act. However, federal law enforcement will be more focused on larger quantities of the drugs, particularly those that cross state lines. In both state and federal cases, in order for you to face charges, the state must prove possession, intent to distribute, and knowledge of the drugs being unlawful.

Drug distribution is a serious crime. Contact a Miami drug distribution attorney from Asilia Law Firm for legal help and skilled representation.

Drug Distribution Offenses 

Illegal drug distribution includes street drugs, such as marijuana, heroin, and cocaine, as well as prescription drugs. If a person does not have a prescription for a drug and is given or sold that drug, the seller can be charged with drug distribution. This is common in schools where students are sold prescription drugs to help with studying.


Punishment for a drug distribution conviction in Florida may include prison time, fines, probation, and drug counseling. The type and term of punishment will depend upon a variety of factors such as:

  • The amount of drugs involved.
  • The type of drug or drugs involved.
  • Any prior arrests or convictions.
  • The involvement of minors.

Drugs are categorized by schedule, where Schedule I drugs are considered the most harmful. Schedule I drugs include heroin, LSD, ecstasy, and marijuana.

Drug distribution activities are often prosecuted as possession with intent to sell, which is a third-degree felony. If you are convicted of this, you could face five years in prison and a $5,000 fine. You could also face a second-degree felony, which would mean 15 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. If you have prior felony convictions, your punishment could increase even more.


Drug offenses can be serious, but a good lawyer understands the charges you are facing. They will be able to help you defend yourself and reduce or even drop your charges. Some common defenses that may be used include:

  • Illegal search or seizure.
  • Invalid warrant.
  • Lack of probable cause to arrest.
  • No intent to distribute.
  • The substance was not an illegal drug.
  • The drugs belonged to someone else.
  • The drugs were for personal use.
  • The individual did not know the drugs were illegal.
  • The individual did not know the drugs were on their property. 

Contact Asilia Law Firm Today

Drug distribution is often charged at the federal level, which means steep penalties. You need legal help to protect yourself.

Count on the team at Asilia Law Firm. Our Miami drug distribution attorney is available to help you fight for justice and integrity. To schedule a consultation with our office, fill out the online form or call (786) 420-3014.

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