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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 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.

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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