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Drug Sale and Delivery

Being charged with drug possession is one thing, but the situation changes dramatically when you are charged with selling or delivering drugs.  Every year many individuals are arrested in Orlando and Kissimmee for selling drugs.  Charges such as sale and delivery, Possession with intent to sell are serious crimes and carry very serious penalties. The Florida legislature has taken a tough and aggressive position on prosecution of these types of crimes and it may be in your best interest to seek the advice of an experienced Orlando criminal defense attorney.

Penalties      

Florida Statute 893.13(1)(a) states that “…it is unlawful for any person to sell, manufacture, or deliver, or possess with intent to sell, manufacture or deliver, a controlled substance.”

For the most part, an offense of Sale or Delivery of a controlled substance is either second or third degree felony, however the sale and delivery of a limited number and quantity of certain controlled substances is first degree misdemeanor. Because of the serious nature of these charges it is important to consult with an experienced lawyer about your case. Below is a listing of penalties associated with crimes related to the sale, manufacture or delivery of commonly known “controlled substances.”

Second Degree Felony

If you are charged with the sale, manufacture, delivery or possession with the intent to sell or deliver of any of the below mentioned drugs it is a second degree felony with a maximum possible penalty of 15 years in state prison or 15 years of state supervised probation and/or up to a $10,000 fine.

1. Cocaine 6. GBL
2. Heroin 7. Oxycodone
3. Methamphetamine (Meth, Crystal Meth) 8. Hydrocodone
4. MDMA (ecstasy) 9. Opium
5.GHB 10. Codeine

Third Degree Felony

If you are charged with the sale, manufacture, delivery or possession with the intent to sell or deliver of any of the below mentioned drugs it is a third degree felony with a maximum possible penalty of 5 years in state prison or 5 years of state supervised probation and/or up to a $5,000 fine.

1. LSD 6. Cannabis (marijuana)
2. Anabolic Steroids 7. Mescaline
3. Ketamine 8. Peyote
4. Xanax (alprazolam)  
5. Valium (diazepram)  

First Degree Misdemeanor

If you are charged with the sale, manufacture, delivery or possession with the intent to sell or deliver of any of the below mentioned drugs and quantities it is a misdemeanor of the first degree with a maximum possible penalty of 1 year in county jail or 1 year of county supervised probation and/or up to a $1,000 fine.

  1. Not more than 200 milligrams of codeine per 100 milliliters or per 100 grams.
  2. Not more than 100 milligrams of dihydrocodeine per 100 milliliters or per 100 grams.
  3. Not more than 100 milligrams of ethylmorphine per 100 milliliters or per 100 grams.
  4. Not more than 2.5 milligrams of diphenoxylate and not less than 25 micrograms of atropine sulfate per dosage unit.
  5. Not more than 100 milligrams of opium per 100 milliliters or per 100 grams.
  6. Narcotic drug: Buprenorphine.
  7. Stimulant: Pyrovalerone.

**Disclaimer: The information on this page should be used as a reference only and is not intended to be legal advice. Florida criminal law is continually changing therefore some of the provisions contained here may be out of date. It is always best to consult with an Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney about your legal rights and responsibilities regarding your particular case.**

A complete listing of all Florida Statutes can be found at http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes

Consult With an Experienced Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney

If you are convicted of a Drug Crime in Florida you subject yourself to the following: a permanent criminal record, loss of professional or occupational license, suspension of driver’s license, community service, possible jail or prison time, fines and possible job loss.
 
The facts of every Drug Sale or Drug Possession case is different and often complex that is why it is important that you obtain representation from an Orlando criminal defense attorney experienced in defending, not prosecuting these types of crimes.
 
If you have been arrested and charged with Drug Sale or Possession or any other criminal offense contact Orlando criminal defense attorney Will Corzo or Sam Kohrs.

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