South Florida Drug Crime Lawyer for Sales
Serving Miami-Dade & Broward Counties
Being accused of selling drugs is a very serious matter. Drug sales convictions can lead to very harsh penalties, including possible jail or prison time. Even if no sale actually occurred, you can still be accused of drug possession with intent to sell. At The Law Offices of Eric M. Matheny, P.A., we know that many people are falsely accused of drug crimes, and it is our goal to help our clients strategically defend their rights both in and out of the courtroom.
If you have been arrested for drug sales in the South Florida area, we advise you to consult with our experienced South Florida drug sales attorney, Eric M. Matheny.
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Types of Drug Sale Charges in Miami-Dade
- There are many different levels of drug sales charges. Depending on the circumstances and amount of controlled substance involved, accused individuals may face charges for:
- Selling Controlled Dangerous Substances (CDS)
- Possession with the Intent to Sell
- Delivering Controlled Dangerous Substances
When drug sales reach a certain threshold amount of drugs, the offense usually becomes labeled as drug trafficking. Law enforcement officers will try to use certain aspects of the situation to try and prove that a sale occurred or was about to occur. For example, when a person has large amounts of drugs or when the drugs were contained in separate packages, prosecutors will usually use this as evidence of a drug sale.
- Penalties will depend on several factors:
- The nature of the charge and location where sale took place;
- The controlled substance involved;
- The amount of controlled substance;
- The defendant's criminal history and prior convictions.
Drug sale offenses tend to be punished at the felony level, though there are some drugs that only lead to misdemeanor charges. Harsher penalties are given to individuals convicted of selling drugs within 1,000 feet of a child care facility, or a private or public school, as outlined under the 2012 Florida Statutes §893.13. The same rule applies for when the offense is committed within 1,000 feet of a park, community center or recreational facility that is government-owned or publicly owned.
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Without qualified legal counsel, you put yourself at greater risk of being convicted. Contact The Law Offices of Eric M. Matheny, P.A. for a knowledgeable South Florida drug crime lawyer who can help you protect your rights!
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