Drug crimes violate both federal and state laws. All controlled substances are classified by drug schedules, depending on the accepted medical use, potential for addiction, and potential for abuse. If you have been charged with marijuana possession, cultivation, or distribution, a criminal defense attorney at the Law Offices of Roger P. Foley may be able to help. We have extensive experience dealing with drug offenses in Florida.
|Fewer than 20 grams||1st degree misdemeanor||1 year in county jail|
|20 grams-25 pounds||3rd degree felony||5 years in prison|
|Paraphernalia||1st degree misdemeanor||1 year in county jail|
|25-2,000 pounds, or 300-2,000 plants||1st degree felony||30 years in prison
(minimum 3 years)
|2,000-10,000 pounds, or 2,000-10,000 plants||1st degree felony||30 years in prison
(minimum 7 years)
|Greater than 10,000 pounds or 10,000 plants||1st degree felony||30 years in prison
(minimum 15 years)
|Within 1,000 feet of a school, child care facility, or other specified location||1st degree felony||15 years in prison|
Any drug conviction can result in a driver’s license suspension for up to 2 years. Possession of more than 25 pounds of marijuana is classified as drug trafficking.
If you have been charged with a marijuana crime, we can help. Our mission is to uphold due process and defend the rights of all of our clients. We strive to ensure the freedom of each of our clients. The sooner your contact a defense attorney, the better. The prosecution is already building a case against you if you have been charged with a crime, so you need to begin building your defense.
For the Florida statute regarding drug crimes and penalties, see §893.13, Fla. Stat. (2009).