Caught Selling Meth Contact a Broward Criminal Defense AttorneyThe television show, Breaking Bad, brought the idea of meth-dealing to the popular imagination, but selling this schedule II controlled substance can have you locked up for a period of up to 15 years in Florida, if not more. If charged, you’ll need to seek the advice of an experienced Broward criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. This will help you avoid the worst possible consequences.

Selling or delivering methamphetamine is a Second Degree Felony in the State of Florida and as a result, the state takes a zero-tolerance approach towards the crime.

If you’ve been charged with this crime, it’s crucial that you know:

  • The definition of Sale/Delivery of Narcotics
  • The penalties you are likely to face
  • The possible defenses used against these charges

Legal Definition of Sale/Delivery of Methamphetamine

The legal definition of this crime under Florida law is as follows:

  • Selling or manufacturing any amount of the drug
  • Possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver the drug.

Penalties for Sale/Delivery of Methamphetamine

If convicted of this crime the penalties are as follows:

  • Up to 15 years in prison
  • Up to 15 years probation
  • Fines of up to $10,000
  • Drivers license suspension for up to 1 year

Possible Defenses

Apart from pre-trial defenses, common defenses against methamphetamine sale and delivery are:

  • Unlawful search and seizure
  • Constructive Possession
  • Insufficient knowledge
  • Use on a Personal Basis

Unlawful search and Seizure

Often, law enforcement has worked outside the bounds of their legal authority during body, vehicle and home searches.  If a Broward criminal lawyer on our team can prove this, your charges may well be thrown out of court.

Constructive Possession

It may be argued that methamphetamine was planted in the home or vehicle or on the person if more than one individual had access to the area.

Insufficient Knowledge

If it can be proven that the individual had no knowledge that the substance being sold or delivered was Methamphetamine, the defendant can testify a lack of knowledge. Charges may then be accordingly reduced or dismissed.

Personal Use

If there is a lack of evidence that the accused used the methamphetamine for anything other than personal use, charges may be reduced.

If you or someone you know has been accused of the sale or delivery of methamphetamine, our Broward criminal defense attorney is your best hope of having your charges drastically reduced or hopefully, thrown out of court.

We handle a variety of criminal law cases, so call us now if you have any questions, (954) 256-1464.

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