Orlando Drug Sales Attorney
Drug Crime Defense You Can Rely On
Sale of a controlled substance is far more serious than simply the possession
of a controlled substance. Usually this charge is a second degree felony
that can result in up to 15 years in prison. Even just a misdemeanor sale
of a controlled substance can result in up to one year in jail and / or
a fine up to $1,000.
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Upon what does a maximum and minimum sentence depend?
Important factors in a drug sales case include the specific type of drug
sold, the amount, and the location of the sale. At Mazin Law, the
Orlando criminal defense attorney can help you understand the circumstances of your case.
The state requires mandatory minimum sentences when the charges involve
certain controlled substances such as marijuana, heroin, or cocaine. The
categories are as follows:
- Schedule I - Drugs that have a high potential for abuse.
- Schedule 2 - These have a high potential for abuse, but have severe restrictions
in medical use.
- Schedule 3 - Some potential for abuse is present, but they have been accepted
for medical use.
- Schedule 4 - Medically accepted drugs with low potential for abuse.
- Schedule 5 - Accepted for medical use with the lowest potential for abuse.
The difference between a drug trafficking and a drug sales charge is the
following: while a conviction for drug sales can be based on any amount
of a controlled substance, a conviction for drug trafficking must be based
on a certain minimum amount.
If the sale occurred within 1,000 feet of certain properties (including
religious organizations, schools, or public housing facilities) it is
a first-degree felony, punishable by up to 30 years in prison and / or
a $10,000 fine.
Receive a free consultation with an Orlando criminal defense lawyer today!
For more information about Florida drug sale charges and to obtain aggressive
legal defense, contact Attorney Lyle Mazin at (407) 477-6744! Attorney
Mazin is an experienced
Orlando drug crime lawyer, having
handled thousands of cases and can offer you a free consultation today.
Call Mazin Law at (407) 477-6744 today.