Purchase of a Controlled Substance
Under Florida law, you can be charged with Purchase of a Controlled Substance no matter how little the amount of drugs or how impure they were. If there is 1% of cocaine of MDMA in the mix, or if there is only a small amount of powder in a baggy, you can still face felony charges. And depending on the circumstances, you will likely be charged with a crime that is punishable by up to five years in state prison. Xanax bars? Cocaine? Prescription pills? Oxys? Synthetic drugs? Hallucinogenics? Any evidence that you purchased these could lead to your felony charge.
And while possession of Cannabis is only a misdemeanor, Purchase of Cannabis is a felony in Florida. Simply buying a small amount of marijuana could earn you five years.
Shortly after your arrest, the drugs in question will be sent to a Miami Dade crime laboratory for further testing and the police officers will schedule what is called a Pre File Conference at the Miami Dade State Attorney’s Office, who will be prosecuting your case.
The good news is the labs are backed up and the prosecutors are often busy. It is important for your lawyer to speak with at once, sometimes even before the police can. Whatever good facts exist in your case, your lawyer can share. The police will only talk about the bad, let your lawyer talk about the good. Maybe the police acted illegally. Maybe someone else is to blame. Maybe there are good legal reasons that your case should be dismissed. It happens every day.
If you are facing such a case, it is important to contact Grant Dwyer for a free consultation at once. He is an experienced Miami criminal defense attorney who specializes in Possession of Controlled Substance cases. Call now to learn how to best beat your case.
Purchase of Controlled Substance is covered under Florida Statute 893.13