Due to the detrimental effects of drugs and other illegal substances, Florida has enacted some of the toughest drug laws in the United States. Readers should note that many drug crimes can be prosecuted on either a state or federal level. If you are facing drug charges and are going to be prosecuted in a state court, you are dealing with less serious charges as compared to federal drug charges. Federal drug charges can trigger mandatory minimum prison sentences and hefty fines.
Federal drug charges involve Schedule I, II, III, IV and V substances, with the exception of marijuana. The type of drug and the quantity seized can determine the potential consequences that come with a conviction on federal charges.
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