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Miami Drug Possession Attorney

If you have illegal drugs in your possession, you better be careful in Florida. Possession of a controlled substance is a felony unless a doctor prescribed you the medication. Many charges for possession of a controlled substance involve prescription medications such as Valium, Xanax, Vicodin, and OxyContin.

Without a valid prescription, possessing any amount of a controlled substance is illegal. Even if you do have a valid prescription, using a narcotic or regulated drug while driving is illegal.

As you can see, there are a lot of laws in place when it comes to drugs. That’s because drug use is deemed a social problem and as such, is heavily regulated. The Florida Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act lists hundreds of drugs that are considered controlled substances. Possession and use of them could put you in prison for a long time.

If you are facing drug possession charges, you need a strong defense. Seek legal help from a Miami drug possession attorney from Asilia Law Firm.

Penalties for Drug Possession

According to the Florida Statutes, a first-degree felony is punishable in Florida by up to 30 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. A second-degree felony is punishable by up to 15 years in prison and a fine of $10,000. A third-degree felony for possession of any controlled substance except marijuana is up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000. Possession of 20 grams or more of marijuana is a third-degree felony, while possession of fewer than 20 grams of marijuana is a first-degree misdemeanor.

Other penalties may include:

  • Probation
  • Community service
  • Drug counseling and/or treatment
  • Random drug testing
  • A two-year driver’s license suspension

In many of these cases, the charges are resolved in drug court or through probation. Drug offender probation includes a drug evaluation and follow-up treatment.

Getting Your Charges Dropped

The good news is you can get a drug possession charge dropped. However, it depends on the circumstances of the case. For example, if the evidence against you was obtained illegally, such as an unlawful search and seizure, then the defense may be able to file a motion to suppress the evidence. This can lead to the charges being dropped.

Another possible way to drop the charges is through a plea bargain. The prosecution may offer a plea deal in which you would agree to plead guilty to a lesser charge or to complete a drug treatment program in exchange for the charges being dropped.

Contact Asilia Law Firm Today

Even seemingly minor drug offenses such as possession come with strict penalties because the court treats these seriously. Make sure you have a lawyer on your side who understands your situation.

Contact a Miami drug possession attorney from Asilia Law Firm. We’ll help defend your charges and get you a fair outcome. To schedule a consultation, call (786) 420-3014 or fill out the online form.

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