Written by attorney John P Rutkowski

Why can a individuals be charged with drug dealing when the drugs where for personal consumption

Even if the drugs are for personal consumption, depending on the weight of the drugs, the type of drugs, and any other paraphernalia that may be in your possession or control, the police can charge you with delivery, which is the same as drug dealing. You don't have to sell, just the mere deliverance of a drug is drug dealing in Florida. If that happens, contact an experienced criminal defense attorney.

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Mr. Rutkowski has been practicing law for the past twenty-three years. Prior to practicing law Mr. Rutkowski served twelve years as a deputy sheriff, retiring to attend law school. Starting his law-enforcement career as a patrol deputy which included two years on the DUI squad; Mr. Rutkowski moved up the ranks becoming a corporal in the field training program which give him the responsibility for training new recruits. After law school Mr. Rutkowski became an Assist State Attorney where he prosecuted misdemeanor and felony crimes before dedicating his law practice solely to criminal defense. Along with his work in law enforcement and as an attorney, Mr. Rutkowski spent fifteen years in the army reserve staring as an enlistee, eventually attending and completing officer candidate school and being commissioned as an infantry officer.

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