Drug Possession Crimes in Immokalee Florida

The state of Florida has a law in Chapter 893 of the Florida Statutes, which lists the drugs that are considered “controlled substances.” These controlled substances include marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, LSD, and ecstasy amongst others. Possession of all of these drugs except for marijuana, are considered a felony under Florida law. The exact charge and penalties depend on the type and amount of the controlled substance that is possessed. A conviction for possession of a controlled substance can affect your life drastically, the effects include:

-Charges on your permanent record
-Suspension of your driver’s license
-Not being able to get a job
-If you are not a United States citizen you will be put on removal status
-Community service
-Drug rehab
-Random drug testing

The state of Florida divides felonies into three different degrees. Felony possession is either a felony of the first or third degree. So what is the difference between the two different types of felonies?

First Degree

The possession of 10 grams (Depending on the substance) of the following substances is a felony of the first degree:

-Gamma-Butyrolactone (GBL)
-Gamma-Hydroxybutyric Acid (GHB)
-Up to 20 grams of Marijuana

Third Degree

-Marijuana-If possession of 20 grams or more.
-Cocaine-If possessing less than 28 grams of Cocaine.
-Heroin-If possessing less than 4 grams of Heroin.
-Meth-If possessing fewer than 14 grams of Methamphetamine.
-Oxycodone-If convicted of possessing less than 7 grams of Oxycodone.
-Synthetic Drugs-If you’re convicted of possessing more than 3 grams of Synthetic Drugs.

If you have been convicted of drug-related crimes contact a lawyer that can defend you and possibly lower your sentence. Our possession of substance lawyers are ready to defend you. Call us for a FREE consultation in Immokalee Florida (239) 682-8055.

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