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Drug Crimes Attorney in Miami, Florida

Providing Effective & Experienced Miami-Dade Drug Advocacy

The government's drug war rages across the country, and Miami, Florida is a major battleground. At the Law Office of Armando J. Hernandez, P.A., our Miami drug crime lawyers defend clients who have been arrested for drug crimes against overzealous police officers and ambitious prosecutors. Drug crimes cover a broad range of offenses involving illegal substances, from possession and sale to manufacturing and distribution. These crimes entail violations of federal and/or state law.

Depending on the particular circumstances of a case, these offenses can result in an extensive range of possible criminal and administrative consequences, including probation, property forfeiture, prison, and partaking in a court-ordered drug treatment program.

This is why it is imperative that you immediately retain an experienced drug crimes lawyer in Miami if you are facing any type of drug charges. The Law Office of Armando J. Hernandez, P.A. is here to help.


Schedule your free consultation with our Miami drug crime lawyer today! Call us at 305.400.0074.


Drug Crime Convictions In Florida Are Punished Harshly

The penalties for drug trafficking and possession of narcotics such as marijuana, cocaine, and heroin may range from 5 to 30 years in prison and fines up to $10,000. If you have less than 20 grams of marijuana, you can be jailed for six months and fined $1,000. The suspension of your driving privileges for up to two years can also result from a conviction for drug possession, even for a small amount of marijuana.

Can a Minor Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Florida?

In Florida, medical marijuana cards are usually only given to individuals 18 years or older, minors under the age of 18 can get a medical marijuana card if they show medical need.

Penalties for Drug Crimes in Miami

The following are several drug offenses and their corresponding penalties:

  • The possession of marijuana, in any quantity, is punishable by up to 1 year in jail and a minimum fine of $1,000 for a first conviction under federal law. Any further convictions and greater amounts of marijuana result in much more severe penalties. The sale of less than 50 kilograms of marijuana is a felony under federal law, punishable by 5 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
  • The federal penalties for possession of cocaine and heroin are harsher than those for marijuana. The penalties for the sale or distribution of these dangerous drugs can include a life sentence.

Common Illegal Substances Found in Miami

The most commonly found illegal or controlled substances for which arrests are made include:

  • Crack
  • Heroin
  • Cocaine
  • Oxycodone (e.g., Percocet, Endocet, Tylox)
  • Cannabis (marijuana), also known as weed, pot, and bud
  • Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), also known as ecstasy

Less commonly found illegal or controlled substances include:

  • Opium
  • Hashish
  • Barbiturates
  • Phencyclidine (PCP)
  • Psilocybin (mushrooms)
  • Methamphetamines, also known as crystal meth
  • Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), also known as acid

It is also illegal to possess or sell prescription painkillers or stimulants without a prescription, such as:

  • Xanax
  • Vicodin
  • Steroids
  • Codeine
  • Morphine
  • OxyContin
  • Methadone
  • Hydrocodone
  • Benzodiazepines

To schedule a free consultation with our drug crimes lawyer in Miami, call Law Office of Armando J. Hernandez, P.A. today at (305) 400-0074 or contact us online.

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