Drug Crimes

South Florida Drug Crime Defense Lawyer

EPossession – Trafficking – Intent to Distribute – Manufacturing – Pharmaceuticals

Illegal Possession of Prescription Drugs in Florida
Given Florida law enforcement’s recent crackdowns on individuals involved in the illegal sale and possession or prescription medications, it’s incredibly easy to find yourself the target of an overzealous drug “trafficking” charge. Florida law defines trafficking as illegally dealing or trading a controlled substance, so the wording itself allows charges against you if you are simply caught with a bottle of pain pills that don’t carry a valid prescription.

Even worse, a conviction on this charge engages Florida’s mandatory sentencing. If your case is charged as a first degree felony, you probably won’t be eligible for any diversion program, even if you have no drug priors.

In a drug-related arrest, several factors go into how you are charged:

  • Were the drugs found in your car during a traffic stop?
  • What amounts of the drug were found in your possession?
  • Were several different drugs found in your possession?
  • Have you had prior drug convictions?
  • Did you attempt to fraudulently get a prescription?

Drug trafficking charges in the State of Florida are always serious. You will need an experienced, knowledgeable drug charge defense lawyer to help you avoid an excessive sentence and hopefully, get a second chance.

In Florida, the amount–or weight–of any given drug in your possession activates mandatory sentencing if you’re convicted. This includes Vicodin, Hydrocodone, Oxycodone, Xanax, marijuana (or pot), amphetamines, antidepressants, crystal meth, cocaine, heroin, and other mood altering drugs.

Don’t Let One Mistake Cost You For Years
The law firm of Charlie Mead, P.A. represents individuals charged with:

  • The illegal possession of any controlled substance
  • Doctor shopping and prescription fraud
  • The sale or distribution of narcotics or drugs, including using the internet to distribute drugs
  • Paraphernalia possession (includes roach clips, rolling papers, razor blades,  pipes, scales, bongs, hoses, hypodermic needles and syringes, certain spoons, capsules, vaporizers, and smoking accessories such as cigarette lighters
  • Manufacturing drugs (crystal meth, etc.)
  • Drug trafficking

Drug Paraphernalia and Florida Law
Considering the number of common, everyday items that are considered “drug paraphernalia” by South Florida law enforcement, it’s critical that an experienced drug crime defense attorney argue in your favor if you’re charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. A good attorney can dramatically influence the outcome of your case.

“Paraphernalia” denotes the supplies and devices people use to ingest, mainline, smoke or otherwise abuse controlled substances, in addition to items used to grow, develop, or manufacture these substances.

Contact the Law Office of Charles Mead, South Florida Drug Crime Defense Attorney

If you want to avoid expensive fines, probation, random drug testing, monitoring, community service, and prison time, please call attorney Charles Mead now  at (561) 362-6677 in Boca Raton, (561) 366-9565 in West Palm Beach, or (954) 493-7474 in Fort Lauderdale. Attorney Mead returns phone calls within 12 hours and he can meet you at a place and time that is convenient for you.

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