Sale or Delivery of a Controlled Substance
Controlled substances are illegal to possess in the State of Florida. In addition, possessing with the intent to sell without actually selling is still illegal.
In order to be convicted of this offense, the state must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you possessed and intended to sell, or sold a controlled substance to another person. This is a serious offense, and depending on the amount of the drug alleged to have been sold, may be treated as a felony, punishable by hefty fines and jail time. You may also be accused of this offense if you provide drugs or controlled substances to another person – especially to a minor.Sale or Delivery of a Controlled Substance Lawyer in Broward County, FL
If you or a loved one have been accused of sale or delivery of a controlled substance in the State of Florida, you must retain legal counsel immediately. The Hoffman Firm can assist with drug sale or delivery 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 Sale or Delivery of a Controlled Substance Offenses
Punishments for the sale or delivery of controlled substances in the State of Florida are highly dependant on the schedule of the drug being trafficked, where it was alleged to have been sold or delivered, and whether or not it was alleged to have been sold or delivered to a minor.
Possible defenses include but are not limited to:
- Lack of knowledge on the part of the accused that they were in possession of a drug or controlled substance.
- The accused was not within a statutory distance from a school or other places where minors gather.
- The accused was not actually in possession of a drug or controlled substance (e.g. the defendant was in possession of flour rather than cocaine).
- The accused was authorized to be in possession of the drug or controlled substance in question.
Your attorney will be able to construct the best defense to help you to reduce or eliminate potential legal consequences. It is important to retain legal counsel before you speak to authorities when charged with any type of drug offense.The Hoffman Firm Lawyer for Sale or Delivery of a Controlled Substance Charges in Fort Lauderdale
If you or a loved one has been charged with sale or delivery in the Fort Lauderdale area, you must retain legal counsel as soon as possible. The Hoffman Firm defends all cases related to drug sale and delivery 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.