Drug Possession vs. Sales

Florida's drug trafficking laws are distinct from most other states, because in Florida, the law doesn't distinguish by selling/not selling. In Florida, only the quantity matters. You may be in possession of 14 grams of prescription painkillers and be sentenced the same way a person would be sentenced for selling 14 grams of prescription painkillers.

Florida Drug Courts

Florida has a program for felony drug offenders that focuses on counseling and rehabilitation over incarceration. Florida's Felony Drug Court Program allows drug offenders to participate in an 18 month supervision program in conjunction with the state Department of Corrections and Drug Pre-Trial Intervention. Drug offenders who qualify for drug court and successfully complete their treatment program will have their charges dismissed. Tampa's drug court is the Hillsborough County Thirteenth Judicial District.

If you or a loved one has been arrested for a narcotics offense, contact a Tampa drug crime lawyer at our firm. Thomas & Paulk, P.A. is dedicated to defending the accused and securing the most favorable outcome. Call or fill out a free consultation form.

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