Are drug laws different for minors?
In the state of Florida a drug conviction will vary from a misdemeanor to felony, depending on how much and what drug(s) the minor had in their possession.
If you or your child is facing drug charges in Broward County, It is very important to contact an criminal defense attorney immediately. These types of cases are very serious and should not be ignored.
The type of drug the minor had in his or her possession will determine what type of charges they may face. Possession of cocaine or herion are viewed as more “dangerous drugs” and could result in harsher sentencing. Drugs such as marijuana most likely will result is a less harsh sentence. However, the amount of drug the minor is possession will determine whether the junviniele faces drug dealing charges or intent to distribute.
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Drugs packed in separate baggies as if to deal them will result in more serious convictions then possession of less then 20 grams. If the minor is caught on school property delivering drugs they will also fact harsher penalties such as a mandatory jail sentence and felony charges.
Most minors drug charges are handled in the juvenile justice system. However, more serious crimes may result in a petition to transfer the case to the adult court, therefore the minor will be tried as an adult and face the more-serious consequences associated with the charged.
If you or your child is facing drug charges in Broward County, It is very important to contact an criminal defense attorney immediately. These types of cases are very serious and should not be ignored. It's important to know a minors rights when handling a drug charge. Attorney Moore is available to answer any questions you may have at no cost.
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