If you have been arrested and charged with a criminal drug offense in Florida, the impact on your life has far-reaching effects. Florida’s laws set a range of punishments for drug offenses. In addition to a suspension of your driver’s license, potential loss of your job, inability to get housing and financial aid, you could be facing stiff penalties and jail time if convicted of the offense which include:
- 1st Degree Misdemeanor – Includes fines up to $1,000 and up to one year in prison.
- 1st Degree Felony – Includes fines up to $10,000 and up to 30 years in prison.
- Drug Trafficking Offense – Includes fines up to $500,000 and up to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Florida drug offenses fall into four categories – possession, manufacturing, dealing and trafficking. Like most states, Florida punishes defendants with multiple convictions more harshly.
If you’ve been arrested in Osceola Country for a drug-related offense, you should speak to the experienced criminal defense attorneys of D’Lugo and DeFlora P.A. today to understand the charges you’re facing, your possible defenses and your options. Call 407.870.5551 for your consultation.