Fight a Drug Crime Charge in Jacksonville
Seek a Positive Outcome for Your Case
Florida drug laws are extremely rigid, and a conviction may lead to government seizure of property or cash related to the incident, mandatory prison sentences, hefty fines, and possibly even life imprisonment for a first-degree trafficking offense. At Scott Monroe Law, P.A., our knowledgeable team has represented thousands of clients in drug offense cases since 2010 and we can represent you throughout the process.
Contact our Jacksonville drug crime defense lawyers at (904) 474-3115 for passionate representation against drug charges.
What Do You Need to Know About Drug Possession & Trafficking?
According to Florida law, drug trafficking involves the intentional sale, possession, purchase, manufacture, transport, delivery, or possession of a certain weight of a controlled substance. The minimum weight for trafficking differs with each drug and the penalties increase as the amount of the drug involved increases. For example, an offense involving 28 – 200 grams of cocaine has a minimum prison sentence of 3 years and a fine of $50,000, but an offense involving more than 150 grams of cocaine may lead to life in prison without parole.
The minimum amounts for possession and trafficking of drugs include:
- 1 gram of LSD (also called acid)
- 28 grams of cocaine
- 4 grams of heroin
- 10 grams of MDMA (also called ecstasy)
- 14 grams of Methamphetamine
- 25 pounds or 300 plants of cannabis
- 14 grams of hydrocodone
- 7 grams of oxycodone
Possession and trafficking of these amounts of controlled substances will lead to convictions in Florida courts, and it is important to seek legal assistance as soon as possible to protect your rights. The Jacksonville criminal defense lawyers at Scott Monroe Law, P.A. can investigate your incident to determine the best course of action and seek a positive outcome for your case. Whether you are facing minimum trafficking or possession penalties or a felony offense, our team can work to build a defense for your case.
Our office is available 24 hours a day! Contact us at (904) 474-3115 for a free case evaluation.