Florida has its own set of criminal laws. Each State has their own laws. In addition we are all subject to Federal (US government) criminal laws. Both Federal criminal drug trafficking statutes and Florida drug trafficking laws exist and we can be arrested in South Florida and be charged in either Federal Court for a violation of federal criminal laws OR Florida courts (Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, or any other Florida jurisdiction) and charged with a crime in Florida. Federal drug trafficking punishments are different from those of Florida. A basic understanding of federal drug trafficking punishments is posted here on this website (press HERE to go to Federal drug trafficking punishment chart). For an understanding of what it means to be arrested in South Florida and charged with a drug charge, such as drug trafficking, delivery of a controlled substance, possession of cocaine, or possession of any controlled substance: call a South Florida criminal lawyer for more information.