What are the legal distinctions between possession, dealing, and trafficking in controlled substances in Florida?

Whitney S. Boan Protecting Your Right

Video Transcript

Legal distinctions arise most prevalently and most quickly with regard to the exposure for criminal punishment or sentencing, if you’re convicted of any of these offenses.  It’ll rise in terms of the amount of sentence that you could receive starting with possession, to dealing, to trafficking. It can rise very quickly in terms of the amount of maximum punishment that you could receive. You need to speak with a lawyer to understand the distinction in terms of what the state may or may not be able to prove with regard to any allegation of any of these offenses. There are big differences; and there are big differences in terms of the quality of your life; not only throughout the criminal process, but moving forward, whether you’re convicted or not. Speak with a lawyer today.