How Does This Affect My Drug Crime Case?

While these classifications may not seem like a large deal, the truth is that it will have a profound impact on the overall outcome of your case. While the amount of the drugs will play a large role in determining the overall penalties that you could potentially be facing, so will the schedule of the drug. For example, according to Florida Statute §893.13 (2012) it is considered a criminal offense to sell, deliver, or possess a controlled substance with the intentions to sell.

The penalties, however, differ depending on the drug that is being possessed. If the drug is in Schedule V, the defendant could be facing a first degree misdemeanor with penalties that include imprisonment that does not exceed a year and a fine not exceeding $1,000. If the drug, however, was a Schedule I, it is considered a second degree felony. Penalties for that include imprisonment not exceeding 15 years and a fine that does not exceed $10,000.

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Due to the severity of the penalties surrounding a drug crime, it is exceedingly important that no time is wasted in consult with a Tampa drug crime lawyer.

With more than 20 years of collective experience, our attorneys at Thomas & Paulk, P.A. are prepared to go above and beyond in our efforts to provide our clients with reliable legal assistance.

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