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St. Petersburg Drug Crime Lawyers

Prison is Not the Answer

At Fleming Law Group, our drug crime defense attorneys 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 up to 25 years. With such serious consequences, it's important to hire an aggressive drug crimes defense lawyer who will fight to keep you out of prison.

We care what happens to our clients. Call (727) 202-4858 to schedule a free consultation.

Florida Drug Law

Florida law defines drug trafficking as "selling, manufacturing, delivering, buying, or possessing" an illegal or prescription drug. If you are convicted or plead guilty to a drug trafficking charge, the judge must impose a prison sentence according to the mandatory guidelines. Contrary to popular belief, it takes a smaller amount of prescription drugs than illegal ones to be arrested and charged with trafficking.

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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 trafficking.

Penalties for Selling Drugs

  • 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.

There Are Alternatives to Prison

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 will agree 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.

Contact the St. Petersburg criminal attorney at Fleming Law Group today and start discussing your legal options after being arrested for a drug crime.

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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