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Drug Sales Crimes in FL

Fort Lauderdale Drug Crimes Attorney

Have you been accused of committing a drug sales or distribution crime? Do not let your charges ruin your reputation or your future! You need to retain counsel and defense from a proven Fort Lauderdale drug crimes attorney. Michael A. Gottlieb, P.A. can provide the legal representation and support you need to navigate this difficult time.

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Penalties for Illegal Drug Sales

In the state of Florida, controlled substances are broken up into five Schedules, depending on their likelihood for abuse and danger. For example, a Schedule V drug has little risk for abuse and may be accept for medical use, but is being sold illegally on the streets. Comparatively, a Schedule I drug, such as heroin, is highly dangerous and carries a major risk of addiction and abuse. Not only will the penalties depend on the schedule of drug involved, but they also depend on the amount involved.

You could be facing the following penalties for Schedule I-IV drug sales:

  • Felony in the first degree: For the sale of or intent to sell more than ten grams of any type of Schedule I (with a few exceptions), which is punishable by up to 30 years behind bars and up to $10,000 in fines.
  • Felony in the degree: For the sale or intent to sell Schedule I or Schedule II drugs (with a few exceptions), which is punishable by up to 15 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines.
  • Felony in the third degree: For the sale of or intent to sell Schedule I hallucinogens, certain Schedule II drugs, and all Schedule III and IV drugs. This is punishable by up to 5 years in prison and up to $5,000 in fines.

You could also face a misdemeanor if charged with selling a Schedule V drug, which can carry up to 1 year in jail and $1,000 in fines.

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