Being arrested and charged with a drug offense is a harrowing experience. When federal law enforcement agencies, such as the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) or the FBI, are involved, the stakes are even higher. At Correa & Martinez Trial Lawyers, our criminal defense team has earned a reputation for legal excellence in defending those accused of drug crimes in state and federal courts. We offer tenacious and strategic defense representation from powerful, intelligent, focused trial attorneys.
Penalties for drug crimes in state court in Florida
The penalties imposed in a conviction in Miami and the rest of Florida include:
- First-degree misdemeanor drug offenses: Up to one year in jail, up to $1,000 in fines.
- Third-degree felony charges: Up to 5 years in prison, fines up to $5,000.
- Second-degree felony drug offenses: Up to 15 years in prison, up to $10,000 in fines.
- First-degree felony drug crimes: Up to 30 years in prison, up to $10,000 in fines