Possession, selling, manufacturing, and trafficking of certain narcotic drugs and controlled substances are chargeable criminal offenses in Weston. If you are facing drug charges, a Weston drug Lawyer can take your case and fight the charges.
A conviction for a drug offense in Weston is associated with a term of imprisonment and a substantial fine. Considering the potential severity of the penalties for a drug conviction, it is in your best interest to retain one of our seasoned Attorneys at Leifert & Leifert who understands drug laws and can fight for a favorable resolution to your case.
Misdemeanor Drug Offenses and Penalties in Weston
Many drug offenses in Weston are felonies, but offenses involving controlled substances listed in Schedule V are generally Misdemeanors. Offenses involving possession of drug paraphernalia, such as syringes or bongs, also tend to be Misdemeanors.
The sanctions for second-degree Misdemeanor drug offenses include up to 60 days in jail and a $500 fine. First-degree Misdemeanor drug offenses are punishable by up to one year in jail and a $1,000 fine.
Felony Drug Offense and Penalties in Weston
Offenses involving drugs and controlled substances listed in Schedules I through IV tend to be felonies. Examples of some of the drugs and controlled substances listed on those schedules include cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, LSD, PCP, and Ecstacy. Possession, selling, distributing, manufacturing, or trafficking any amounts of those substances is a Felony, and the penalties vary based on the amount of drug or substance.
What is an Example of a Felony Drug Offense?
As an example, possessing less than 28 grams of cocaine is a Felony of the second degree and is punishable by a $10,000 fine and up to 15 years imprisonment. The penalty for possession of between 28 and 200 grams of cocaine is a fine up to $50,000 and at least three years incarceration. Being in possession of between 200 and 400 grams of cocaine is punishable by a minimum of seven years in prison and a fine up to $100,000.
The penalties for possession of cocaine are even more severe for offenses involving amounts greater than 400 grams.
What are the Penalties for Possession of Marijuana in Florida?
Medicinal marijuana is legally permissible in Weston. However, the 2019 Florida Statutes still prohibit the general possession and sale of marijuana, as well as growing marijuana plants. That means it is not legal to be in possession of marijuana for recreational use or to grow marijuana plants in one’s home.
The possession or sale of less than 20 grams of marijuana is a Misdemeanor in Weston and is punishable by a $1,000 fine and up to one year in jail. Offenses involving the possession or sale of 20 grams or more of marijuana are felonies. The penalties for Felony marijuana offenses increase in severity as the amount of marijuana involved increases.
The penalties for possession of between 25 and 2,000 pounds of marijuana include incarceration for three to 15 years and a fine up to $25,000. The penalty increases to incarceration for seven to 30 years and a fine up to $50,000 for quantities of marijuana between 2,000 and 10,000 pounds.
Speak with a Weston Drug Attorney
You should fight Misdemeanor or Felony drug charges on your own. A Weston drug Lawyer can fight on your behalf to obtain a positive outcome in your case.
In addition to defending you against drug charges, a Lawyer can also fight to protect your legal rights. For help fighting the drug charges you are facing, schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced Attorneys at Leifert & Leifert.