The Law in Plain English – Boca Raton ➔ Boynton ➔ West Palm Beach ➔ Jupiter’s Top Criminal Lawyer Joshua LeRoy, ESQ. on:Sale of a Controlled Substance – F.S. 893.13
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Florida has regulations and classifications of drugs in order to fairly prosecute drug offenders charged with Sale of a Controlled Substance. These regulations are the same throughout all drug related charges (possession, sale, and trafficking, etc.) The classifications are as follows:
- Schedule 1 drugs have a high likelihood of addiction and abuse, and are not for medical purposes, such as heroin.
- Schedule 2 drugs also have a high likelihood of abuse, but are often used for medicinal purposes, such as morphine and opium.
- Schedule 3 drugs have a possibility of abuse, and may lead to addiction. They are sometimes used in the medical world. Examples of these drugs are anabolic steroids.
- Schedule 4 drugs have a low likelihood of addiction, and are accepted medicinally, like diazepam.
- Schedule 5 drugs have a low likelihood of abuse or addiction, and can be used medicinally. These are medicines which don’t contain large amounts of narcotic drugs.
Consequences for a Sale of a Controlled Substance Charge will depend on the amount of controlled substance, and the classification of the drug. Most sale of controlled substance convictions come with a felony charge, and have upgraded penalties for different circumstances in the case; if the sale took place within 1k feet of some properties (schools, churches, assisted living housing, parks), as well as if the sale involved a minor.
Previous convictions of a similar crime, as with many cases, will result in a harsher consequence. Usually a longer jail sentence and higher fines. If you have been charged with sale of a controlled substance, it would be important to contact a criminal defense lawyer to explore your options further.
What are the charges for a “sale of a controlled substance” conviction?
It depends on the amount of illegal substance that is on your person. The likely charge is a Felony, with varying degrees depending on the amount, and vicinity to various organizations.
Do all drugs have the same punishment?
No, there is a scale of the types of drugs, and depending on the kind of drug you are in possession of, the punishment is different.
What if I have previous drug sale convictions?
The more convictions you have of “sale of a controlled substance”, the harsher the punishment and fines.
If you, or someone you know, have been charged with Sale of a Controlled Substance in Palm Beach County (from Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Lake Worth, West Palm Beach and up to Jupiter), or any of the surrounding areas use the form below to drop me a note. Let me know a bit about yourself, what’s happened, and a good time to contact you.
-Joshua LeRoy, Esq.
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