If you face heroin possession charges in Florida, there is no sugarcoating it - your situation is serious. Possession of any amount at all, no matter how minimal, counts as a felony.
The one part of a possession case where the amount makes a difference is sentencing. Generally, the Florida penalty for possession of 10 grams or less consists of imprisonment for up to five years. If prosecutors prove possession of an amount over 10 grams, the penalty can be as much as 30 years. If the charges also include manufacturing, trafficking or intent to sell, additional harsh penalties can come into play.