According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, at least
six percent of Americans have tried LSD, with 1.6 percent of those people
having taken the drug within the past year. Manufactured from a substance
called ergot, which is found in a grain fungus, LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide)
is a hallucinogenic drug that comes in a variety of forms. It can be sold
as a capsule, tablet, liquid, microdot, or soaked into blotter papers.
Popular especially among young adults, LSD is expressly illegal.
LSD is federally classified as a Schedule I controlled substance, which
means that there are no recognized medical uses for this drug and the
potential for abuse is considered high. As such, the government has declared
that possessing, selling, or even just intending to sell is a criminal offense.
Penalties for Possession of LSD in Florida
In Florida, possession of less than one gram of LSD is punishable by up
to five years in prison and a two year driver’s license suspension.
Possession of more than one gram (but less than 4.99 grams) can come with
a sentence of between three and 30 years in prison. Possession of five
to 6.99 grams has a minimum prison sentence of seven years and a fine
of $100,000. More than seven grams could land a person in prison for a
minimum of 15 years and a fine of $500,000.
The penalties for LSD-related drug crimes are steep. If you have been arrested
and accused of possessing or selling LSD, you need a trustworthy, seasoned,
and aggressive lawyer on your side to help you fight your charges. The
Fort Lauderdale criminal attorneys at Parks & Braxton, PA are former
prosecutors with decades of combined experience. We have handled thousands
of criminal cases and know what it takes to secure the very best outcomes
possible in drug crime cases. Do not delay in calling our firm to learn
more about how we can help you.
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