If you are like a lot of people in Florida, you might not fully understand what the term "drug trafficking" could refer to. Some people may assume that trafficking is simply another word for selling a drug. However, the legal definition of trafficking includes more than just the alleged sale of a substance.
Florida law takes drug possession charges seriously and if you’re caught with a controlled substance, you could be facing serious consequences. Among other things, if you’re convicted of drug possession, you may be facing jail time, large fines, probation and the loss of your driving privileges. A drug conviction could also damage your personal and professional reputations and endanger your livelihood.
Florida voters made a decision this Tuesday that will have big impacts on individuals convicted of felonies, such as felony drug possession, in the state. They opted to pass Amendment 4. This amendment changes state law regarding convicted felons and the right to vote.