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In the state of Florida, there is no tolerance for possession of illegal narcotics. Florida law enforcement officers are vigilant in locating illegal drugs and disposing of them, as well as penalizing anyone who purchases, traffics, or uses these substances.

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Drug possession is the crime of having illegal narcotics on your person, such as if you purchased the drug from a dealer for personal use. Possession may mean that you have the drugs on your person, in your home, or in your car. Also, you can be penalized for possession of drug paraphernalia or drug possession with the intent to sell.

Penalties for Possession

Possession of a controlled substance in Florida is a felony charge. Typically, it is classified as a third-degree felony and carries a potential 5-year prison sentence and a $5,000 fine. In most cases, this felony charge is applied to any cases in which a person is in possession of heroin, meth, cocaine, or another illegal drug, excluding marijuana.

Possession of more than 10 grams of heroin is considered a first-degree felony. Other opiates can also be penalized under this harsh law. Individuals caught with more than 10 grams of this narcotic may face a potential 30-year prison sentence and up to $10,000 in fines upon conviction.

Florida also has had a recent problem with prescription drug abuse in the state. As a result, there is a serious crackdown on illegal use and abuse of prescription drugs. If you are found in possession of prescription drugs that are not prescribed to you, you could face many of the same penalties for possession of a controlled substance.

Hiring Aggressive Defense Is the Best Choice

If you are arrested for drug possession, the best thing you can do is hire an aggressive criminal defense lawyer in Polk County to represent you in court. We want to help you by providing convincing and well-researched arguments to the court to help you avoid conviction. Call Colón & McNelis, PA today if you would like to learn more about how we can help you!

Colón & McNelis, PA
Colón & McNelis, PA
Criminal Defense Attorney in Polk County
Located at: 325 East Davidson Street,
Bartow, FL 33830
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Phone: 863.734.8341

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