Distribution of a Controlled Substance
Controlled substances are illegal to distribute by non-authorized personnel in the State of Florida. In order to be convicted of this offense, the State must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the accused knowingly, and without State authorization, intended to distribute a controlled substance, whether they received payment for the sale or not.
The amount of the drug or controlled substance alleged to have been distributed can change the potential legal consequences from a misdemeanor to a felony. It is important to retain legal counsel and review your legal options.Distribution of a Controlled Substance Lawyer in Broward County, FL
If you or a loved one have been accused of distributing a controlled substance in the State of Florida, you must retain legal counsel immediately. The Hoffman Firm can assist with drug distribution charges in the State of Florida.
Evan A. Hoffman is an experienced criminal defense attorney in Fort Lauderdale who represents clients accused of drug offenses in Pompano Beach, Lauderhill, Coral Springs, Dania Beach, Plantation, and many nearby areas in Broward County. He can review your case and help you understand your legal options as soon as you call (954) 524-4474 to schedule a free, confidential consultation.Punishments and Defenses for Distribution of a Controlled Substance Offenses
The potential punishments for distribution of a controlled substance in Florida vary depending on which controlled substance was alleged to have been distributed and the amounts.
Potential defenses for this offense are thus varied, but may include:
- The defendant was authorized to possess and distribute the controlled substance in question.
- Depending on the drug in question, the amount possessed qualified as one for personal use.
- The defendant was entrapped by police.
- The defendant's fourth amendment rights were violated in pursuit of the charges by the police.
Your attorney will be able to help you to develop the best defense for a drug distribution offense. They may be able to lessen the charges to a less serious offense or get the case dismissed entirely depending on the circumstances.The Hoffman Firm Lawyer for Distribution of a Controlled Substance Charges in Fort Lauderdale
If you or a loved one has been charged with distribution of a controlled substance in the Fort Lauderdale area, you must retain legal counsel as soon as possible. The Hoffman Firm defends all cases related to drug distribution offenses in Broward County, including Pembroke Pines, Cooper City, Deerfield Beach, Hollywood, Hallandale Beach, and several other surrounding communities.
Fort Lauderdale criminal defense attorney Evan A. Hoffman has experience handling these types of cases on both sides of the aisle as a former Assistant State Attorney for the Broward County State Attorney's Office. You can let him evaluate your case during a free initial consultation as soon as you call (954) 524-4474 or fill out an online contact form today.