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What are the minimum penalties for drug trafficking in Florida?

The sale and distribution of controlled substances are illegal per both Florida and federal laws. Prosecutors must be able to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that a Clearwater defendant committed the crime that they stand accused of. There are certain minimum penalties that anyone who's convicted of drug offenses may face at sentencing.

Accused of drug charges? Build a solid defense

Drug charges have the potential to have a real impact on your life. If you end up with a conviction, you could struggle to find work, lose your job or find yourself troubled in other ways. There's the potential for high fines and even a prison sentence, depending on the situation.

Man hides methamphetamine in belly button, gets caught

Drug charges can have a serious impact on your life and freedoms. If you're accused, you could be arrested and may have to spend time in jail. You may face harsh penalties and fines, too. Most of the time, once you're caught, it's a smart choice to be cooperative. If you're asked if you have more, you can stay silent instead of giving an answer one way or another.

Florida law introduces new penalties for distributing fentanyl

In recent years, fentanyl has become increasingly common in the illegal drug market. Used in the medical field as a pain reliever for conditions like advanced cancer, the synthetic opioid pain reliever is a potent drug whose heroin-like effects can prove addictive and extremely dangerous when abused.

Your reputation matters: Fight back after an arrest

Drug charges can hurt anyone's reputation socially and at work. Imagine if you're charged with fraud at work. You would likely lose your job, even when the charges have not yet become a conviction. If your photograph is in the newspaper, people might remember you for a crime that you weren't yet convicted of.

Over 100 counts filed against 10 involved in prescription fraud

Prescription fraud, which can be filling fake prescriptions or manipulating prescriptions for larger fills than ordered, can lead to federal charges and significant penalties. That's what 10 people from Florida and Alabama will now have to contend with after being indicted on federal charges.

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