The Law in Plain English – Boca Raton ➔ Boynton ➔ West Palm Beach ➔ Jupiter’s Top Criminal Lawyer Joshua LeRoy, ESQ. on:Trafficking in a Controlled Substance – F.S. 893.135
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A Trafficking in a controlled substance is possessing or sale of a controlled substance over a certain weight. Each drug has a different weight limit. If over that limit, drug trafficking has serious consequences, as it is seen as contributing to a much larger problem.
Depending on the individual case, it is possible to have your home, cash, or vehicles seized, if it is suspected that any of those properties are connected to the crime. Furthermore, there is a mandatory jail sentence of those connected to drug trafficking.
The fines and sentences of these charges vary depending on the drug, and the amount over the minimum weight limit that you were in possession of. These weight limits are as follows:
- Cannabis: 25lbs or 300 individual plants
- Cocaine: 28g
- Hydrocodone: 4g
- LSD: 1g
- MDMA: 10g
- Oxycodone: 4g
If the evidence for your case was acquired illegally, and was obtained without valid reason, you should contact a criminal lawyer to take the proper steps in clearing your name. It is also not uncommon to be involved in police entrapment, which violates your rights as a citizen. Any defendant under age 21 may also be deemed a “youthful offender”, and be served with the minimum sentence; however, this is only an option on one occasion
Can the courts legally seize my personal property if I was accused of trafficking in a controlled substance?
Yes, if the property is connected to the crime you allegedly committed, the property can be used as evidence. This property may be a vehicle, home, or money related to the crime.
Are there differing kinds of fines and punishments depending on the type and amount of drugs I was accused of trafficking?
Yes, much like a possession and sale charge, there is a scale of different types and amounts that very much weigh on your conviction and punishments, and will impact your possible jail time and fees related to the conviction.
If you, or someone you know, have been charged with Trafficking in 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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