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Simple Possession Drug Crimes in West Palm Beach

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Possessing even a small amount of an illegal substance can constitute a simple possession drug crime. Do not be mistaken by the name of this criminal violation. Simple possession is still a serious drug crime that can bring about heavy consequences if you are convicted.

The Law Offices of Greg Rosenfeld, P.A. is led by an experienced and highly-acclaimed West Palm Beach drug crime attorney, Mr. Greg Rosenfeld. When you have been arrested for simple drug possession in Florida, or when you have been targeted by a drug crime investigation, you can come to our law firm for hard-hitting, quick-thinking counsel.

We will fight to conclude your case with the best possible outcome, whether that be:

  • Case dismissal
  • Charge reduction
  • Not guilty verdict
  • Investigation halted without charges

Call (561) 475-5550 or contact us online to start your case today.

Minimum Amounts of Drug Possession in Florida

Many states have begun to pass laws that decriminalize the possession of certain narcotics in small amounts, given that there is also evidence that those substances were not intended for sale or distribution. Florida is not one such state. It remains illegal to possess any amount of any illegal drug without appropriate permits, such as a licensed doctor’s approval to use medical marijuana.

In examining Florida laws on drug possession, consider marijuana possession crimes, which are some of the “least severely” penalized drug crimes:

  • 20 grams or less: Misdemeanor crime punishable by up to one year in prison and up to a $1,000 fine.
  • More than 20 grams: Felony crime punishable by up to 30 years in prison with a 3-year minimum sentence and up to $200,000 in fines.
  • Less than 25 plants: Felony crime punishable by 5 years in prison and up to a $5,000 fine.
  • More than 35 plants: Felony crime punishable by up to 30 years in prison with a 3-year minimum sentence and up to $50,000 in fines.

Any simple drug possession conviction in Florida will also be accompanied by a one-year driver’s license suspension. The state also often exacts at least a $500 fine and 100 hours of public service.

The possible consequences of a conviction will only worsen if another illegal substance is in question, such as cocaine, LSD, or heroin. Possessing even a gram of one of these “harder” drugs could constitute felony possession. Additionally, if there is reason to believe that your alleged possession of a substance was related to selling, creating, or distributing it, you will not likely be charged with simple possession. Instead, you could be accused of drug trafficking, which will bring even steeper consequences.

Your Rights are Worth Defending – Call (561) 475-5550

Prosecutors are continually trying to adapt and improve their legal strategies to secure a conviction. You need a West Palm Beach drug crimes attorney who makes even greater efforts to protect your rights. At our law firm, we are proud to say that we use innovating legal defense strategies to keep our clients one step ahead of the opposition, reducing the chances of being convicted for simple drug possession.

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Meet Greg Rosenfeld

Your West Palm Beach Criminal Defense Lawyer

Known for powerhouse advocacy that never rests, Greg is equipped to secure the best possible result in your criminal defense case, from negotiating with the prosecutor for a reduced charge, arguing for a dismissal, or winning your case at trial. Discover how he is qualified to fight for you!
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