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Florida’s location has made it a prime target for cocaine trafficking for decades. In fact, it’s estimated that the majority of downtown Miami was built by funds raised by the cocaine cartels and infamous drug lords like Pablo Escobar and Manuel Noriega. As the government started to crack down on cocaine possession and use, the prevalence of the drug in Florida led to laws with a reputation for being particularly strict compared to the rest of the country.

Florida has harsh penalties for the possession of cocaine, with increased penalties for the trafficking and/or distribution of cocaine and, of course, the manufacturing or cultivation of the drug. There are also penalties for possession of paraphernalia associated with the growth, manufacture, sale, or use of cocaine.

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Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Guidelines

Florida currently has the following mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines for cocaine possession:

  • Possession of more than 28 grams is a third-degree felony.
    • 28-200 grams is subject to a $50,000 fine and three years imprisonment.
    • 200-400 grams is subject to a $100,000 fine and seven years imprisonment.
    • 400 grams-150 kilograms is subject to a $250,000 fine and fifteen years imprisonment.
    • More than 150 kilograms may result in life imprisonment.
  • The sale of cocaine is a second-degree felony, but may be more severe if the sale is near a school, church, or other drug-free zones. Second-degree felonies result in up to 15 years in prison and fines up to $10,000.
  • Possession of up to 28 grams is considered trafficking and is a first-degree felony.

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First Offense Cases

The law for cocaine possession is strict, even for first-time offenders. However, there are circumstances in which a first-time offender may be able to avoid harsher penalties, especially if the amount of cocaine was small, if their record is otherwise clean, and depending on the nature of the possession.

First-offenders in some jurisdictions qualify for “drug court,” which generally includes rehabilitation, treatment, addiction and regular drug testing. Occasionally, lower-level offenders are also able to take a plea-bargain in exchange for information on manufacturers or higher-level distributors.

Legal Defense Options

If you are charged with cocaine possession, a criminal drug defense lawyer can help you build your defense as you face drug charges. Your lawyer will need information from you whether or not you knew you were in possession of cocaine, whether or not there is sufficient evidence to prove you were in possession of cocaine, and whether or not the search that was conducted was legal. There are also defenses that can be made related to overdose of cocaine, temporary possession of cocaine, and lack of knowledge about the possession of cocaine or the gravity of its possession.

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The laws relating to cocaine are harsh, but qualified and experienced lawyers can help you build a case that can help you avoid stronger penalties than you deserve. The lawyers of Peterford Law in Palm Beach County have years of experience in handling criminal and DUI cases. Your attorney will help you build your case and ensure that you are not facing unnecessary penalties.

Whatever your situation, having someone on your side that can help you achieve the best possible outcome is important. If you or someone you know is facing charges related to cocaine, contact Peterford Law today for a free consultation.

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With more than 25 jury trials and 1,000 cases handled, Peterford Law has the skill, compassion and experience necessary to take on sensitive and difficult situations such as domestic violence charges. Peterford Law is prepared with deep expertise from both sides of the courtroom, and he is fully committed to the needs of each and every client he represents.

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