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Fort Lauderdale Drug Crimes Lawyer

Experienced Florida Legal Defense Against Drug Possession, Sale, Trafficking, & Manufacturing

Black Table with White Power in a Bag, Pills in a Bag, a Spoon with White Powder, Syringe, & LighterIf you have been accused of a drug crime in Florida, you could be facing misdemeanor or felony charges. Though a felony is technically more severe, both crimes can lead to harsh penalties and a permanent criminal record that can follow you into the future.

You may believe you are fighting a lost cause but that is never the case. With the help of a skilled and tenacious criminal defense attorney, legal strategies and options may be available that can lessen the charges or penalties – or eradicate them altogether.

Talk to our Fort Lauderdale drug crime attorney at the Law Offices of Jaime A. Aird to learn more about how we can defend you. Contact us at (954) 866-7719.

How Long Do You Go to Jail for Drug Possession in Florida?

You can face a sentence of up to five years in prison for third-degree felony drug possession in Florida. The prosecutor could also order you to pay up to $ 5000 in fines. Many drug possession charges in Florida are considered third-degree felonies.

Florida Drug Charges & Consequences

Examples of drug offenses include:

  • Possession, cultivation, and sale of marijuana
  • Possession, manufacture, and trafficking of methamphetamine
  • Possession and trafficking of cocaine
  • Possession of opioids without a prescription
  • Trafficking of prescription drugs
  • Fraudulently obtaining prescription drugs

The exact charges you face will depend on the type and quantity of drug found in your possession, and your prior criminal history, if any.

In Florida, felony conviction penalties can range up to 30 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines, depending on the circumstances of the case. Convictions bring other consequences as well. The stigma of a felony conviction can affect your social relationships and negatively affect your ability to find a job, rent a home, apply for federal educational aid, or obtain a professional license.

Don’t Wait to Call the Law Offices of Jaime A. Aird

If you are being questioned or investigated for any drug crime, you cannot call us too soon. In some cases, we may be able to help you avoid being charged in the first place. In any drug charge, our Fort Lauderdale drug lawyer can get to work examining every aspect of your arrest in search of law enforcement errors and violations of your rights. At the Law Offices of Jaime A. Aird, P.A., we work aggressively from start to finish, using all of our legal knowledge and skills on your behalf.

Call our offices at (954) 866-7719 or request a consultation through our online contact form today.

Our Recent Victories

We don't stop until you're satisfied with the result.
  • Case Dismissed Aggravated Assault with a Firearm
  • Case Dismissed Battery
  • Case Dismissed Drug Trafficking
  • Case Dismissed DUI
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  • Not guilty at trial First Degree Murder
  • Not Guilty at Trial Possession of Marijuana
  • Not Guilty at Trial Resisting an Officer without Violence