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St. Petersburg Drug Crime Lawyer

Defending Against Drug Crime Charges in Florida

At Fleming Law Group, our drug crime lawyer in St. Petersburg can help you fight your drug charge. In Florida, every drug crime except marijuana possession is a felony, and crimes such as trafficking have minimum mandatory prison sentences of up to 25 years. With such serious consequences, it's important to hire an aggressive drug crimes attorney in St. Petersburg who will fight to keep you out of prison.

Have you been arrested for a drug crime? Call The Fleming Law Group, P.A. today at (727) 202-4858 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our St. Petersburg drug crimes attorney.

Types of Drug Charges in Florida

  • Drug Trafficking
  • Drug Possession
  • Possession with Intent to Sell
  • Selling Drugs
  • Drug Manufacturing

Florida Drug Trafficking Laws

Florida law defines drug trafficking as selling, manufacturing, delivering, buying, or possessing an illegal or prescription drug. If you are convicted of, or plead guilty to, a drug trafficking charge in Florida, the judge must impose a prison sentence according to the mandatory guidelines.

Prescription drugs - Drug crime defense in Florida

Penalties for Selling Prescription Drugs in Florida

Under Florida Law, it takes a smaller amount of prescription drugs than illegal ones to be arrested and charged with trafficking. For example, the minimum amount of marijuana/cannabis/pot/weed for a drug trafficking charge is 25 pounds; for cocaine, it's 28 grams. By contrast, if you're caught with just 4 grams of prescription drugs such as Hydrocodone or Oxycontin, you may be charged with drug trafficking.

Penalties for Drug Sales in Florida

The penalties for selling drugs in Florida include the following:

  • Selling marijuana, prescription drugs, and most other controlled substances is a third-degree felony with a maximum prison sentence of 5 years.
  • Selling cocaine is generally a second-degree felony with a maximum of 15 years in prison.
  • However, if you sell drugs within 1,000 feet of a convenience store, church, or school in Florida, the charge may be raised by one degree.
  • First-degree felonies carry a prison sentence of up to 30 years.

Contact Our St. Petersburg Drug Crime Defense Attorney Today

If you are struggling with addiction, a prison sentence will only do you more harm. Most judges realize this and are open to foregoing prison sentences if the defendant agrees to a rehabilitation program. Our St. Petersburg drug crime lawyers go above and beyond to help our clients get the help they need. We can help you find a rehabilitation facility and demonstrate your commitment to recovery to a judge.

Why Choose Fleming Law Group?

  • 24/7 Accessibility

    There is always an attorney in the office and there is no time that we cannot be reached. We are always available via email or phone at
    any time.

  • Honest Guidance

    Our attorneys are not out for their best interest, but for yours. Our clients receive personalized care that is focused solely on them and their unique case.

  • Unique Backgrounds

    As former prosecutors, both Attorneys Fleming and Bettker have unique perspective in the courtroom and stay one step ahead of
    the opposition.

  • Decades of Experience

    Our attorneys have more than 40 decades of combined experience. Over the years, we have gained a renown in our field for our results and care for our clients.

“Mr. Fleming got me an incredible result for my case. I have worked with many other lawyers in the past and thought he represented me the best. He also stays in touch with me since my troubles to make sure everything is ok. He also has a great people working with him. They are always so nice to me when I call and I get return calls right away.”

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