In Florida, mandatory minimum sentencing exists for those convicted of drug possession. While there are various types of drug charges, with varying conviction penalties, all drug crimes are typically prosecuted in an aggressive manner by the district attorney's office.
In larger cities such as Orlando and Tampa, the district attorneys are under pressure to be tough on those charged with drug possession, and especially those with "possession with intent to distribute" or with drug trafficking.
Seeking the legal advice and representation is the first thing you should do in a drug possession case.
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Drug Crimes involve illegal drugs, illegally obtained prescription drugs, or certain other chemicals. The degree of drug crime you are charged with typically depends upon: