Today cracking down on powder and crack cocaine is a priority of law enforcement and prosecutors in Florida. Anyone caught selling, purchasing, distributing, or manufacturing cocaine can face stern penalties. Even being caught with a trace of cocaine can turn your personal and professional life upside down.
Under Florida State law, possession of 28 grams or more of cocaine is regarded as trafficking. If you are convicted of possession of 28 grams or more, but less than 200 grams, there is a minimum mandatory of 3 years in prison and a $50,000 fine. The penalties increase with the amount of cocaine. For example, if you are caught in possession of 200 grams or more but less than 400 grams, the minimum penalty is 7 years in prison and a $100,000 fine. For 400 grams but less than 150 kilograms the minimum term of imprisonment is 15 years and a fine of $250,000.
Under Federal Law, the penalties for crack cocaine are far harsher than for powder cocaine. For possession of 50 grams of crack cocaine, the term of imprisonment can be anywhere between ten years to a lifetime. The punishment is more severe if the accused has past drug convictions or criminal history. If you have been arrested for a drug crime, contact The Wiseman Law Firm today for a free consultation and to find out your legal rights.
To defend drug charges, we recommend you hire our Orlando criminal lawyer as soon as you are charged.
The lawyers at The Wiseman Law Firm represent adults and juveniles with cocaine charges throughout Orlando and Central Florida. We understand that each case is unique and therefore formulate strategies that are best for your specific case. No matter what your cocaine case involves, we will analyze every detail to obtain the best result possible. Our law firm will thoroughly investigate your case to ensure that none of your Constitutional Rights are violated and if they’ve been violated, we will file the appropriate motions with the Court to uphold your constitutional rights.
Our lawyers will ensure that you understand what is going on in your case from beginning to end and the options available to achieve the best result for your case.
Call us at (407) 708-9127 to help you protect your rights and get the justice you deserve. We will aggressively defend your case.
Fla.Stat. 893.135 -- Read more about Florida law regarding drug charges