West Palm Beach Criminal Lawyer
Defend Against Possession and Drug Possession Charges
Florida law criminalizes the possession of any scheduled or controlled substances. These substances can include a variety of illegal drugs, but some of the more common are:
- Synthetic or Manufactured Drugs
- Prescription Medications (Xanax, Oxycodone, etc.)
Any illegal drug possession charges could permanently affect your life. If convicted, you could lose your ability to find work, housing, and you could even lose your license up to one year.
The only way to avoid the dire consequences of possession and sale of drugs is to hire an aggressive criminal defense team.
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Possession with the Intent to Sell
Possession with the intent to sell or distribute is a very serious charge. Under the distribution element, the prosecution must prove that you had planned or intended to sell the drugs to others.
The prosecution can look for evidence that tells them you were planning to sell or distribute the drugs in your possession. Evidence they may look for includes:
- Having large amounts of the drugs
- Having excess cash
- Packaging materials or scales
- Communications between you and potential customers
If you are convicted of possession with the intent to sell, you could face up to 15 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines. Because these are considered second degree felonies, you will have a felony conviction on your permanent record.
The 1,000 Foot Rule
Also, Florida has strict laws against the sale of drugs, especially within a certain distance of schools, convenience stores, and churches.
If you are arrested for possession with the intent to sell and you are within 1,000 feet of these structures, then you could face an enhanced first-degree felony that includes up to 30 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines.
Contact a Criminal Defense Attorney Right Away
If you were arrested for possession or possession with the intent to sell, then you need a team that is experienced in drug crimes.
Farkas & Crowley has experience with prosecuting and defending these types of cases and we can help you with your case. Call us now for a free case evaluation.