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A drug charge can be a terrifying and life-changing experience. Aside from serious criminal punishments, drug charges can potentially affect future job and housing applications. Drug charges in Leon county are usually felonies or misdemeanors according to Florida law, but also qualify as federal offenses. If charged by the U.S. government, a person could face steep minimum sentences and millions of dollars in fines. Last year at least 1,657 arrests were made for drug charges in Leon County, up from 1,415 in 2015.
Drug charges in Leon County include a range of offenses, from misdemeanors to serious felonies. Federal felony offenses can carry harsher penalties. Florida drug offenses are primarily listed in the Florida Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act in Florida Statutes § 893.13. Some examples of drug charges are:
Drugs in Florida are classified between Schedule I to Schedule V. The classification is based on the potential for abuse, medical use and the results of abuse, according to Florida Statutes § 893.03.
If you are convicted of a drug crime, the penalty will depend upon the charge Florida Statute § 893.13 describes criminal penalties for various charges in Leon County., :
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Take a look at some outcomes and case results in Leon County drug cases we have handled recently.
If you have been caught in a Tallahassee drug bust or charged with a drug offense in Leon County, contact Pumphrey Law to discuss the facts of your particular situation. There may be defenses to your charge, and finding an experienced criminal defense lawyer in Tallahassee who is familiar with Florida drug laws might be your best option to avoid severe punishment.
 Arrest Totals and Index Arrests by County, 2016, Florida Department of Law Enforcement 4, https://www.fdle.state.fl.us/FSAC/Documents/PDF/arr_cnty16.aspx.
 Arrest Totals and Index Arrests by County, 2015, Florida Department of Law Enforcement 4, https://www.fdle.state.fl.us/FSAC/Documents/PDF/arr_cnty15.aspx.
This article was last updated on December 11, 2017
Attorney Don Pumphrey, Jr. is a former prosecutor, former law enforcement officer, and a successful and experienced criminal defense attorney. Don has achieved over 100 not guilty verdicts at trial and over 2,000 dismissals.
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