Drug Trafficking

Drug trafficking is the possession, sale, transportation, manufacture or delivery of a specified quantity of a controlled substance or illegal drug.

In Florida all trafficking charges are first-degree felonies punishable by up to 30 years in prison.

Trafficking charges are significant in that a conviction may result in substantial minimum/mandatory prison sentences and fines.

Some examples under Florida law are:

MINIMUM MANDATORYFINE
Cannabis
25 - 200 pounds or 300 - 2,000 plants3 years$25,000
2,000 - 10,000 pounds or 2,000 - 10,000 plants7 years$50,000
More than 10,000 pounds or 10,000 plants15 years$200,000
Cocaine
28 - 200 grams3 years$50,000
200 - 400 grams7 years$100,000
400 grams - 150 kilograms15 years$250,000
Heroin, Oxycodone, Hydrocodone and Morphine
4 - 14 grams3 years$50,000
14 - 28 grams15 years$100,000
28 grams - 30 kilograms25 years$500,000
Methamphetamine
14 - 28 grams3 years$50,000
28 - 200 grams7 years$100,000
More than 200 grams15 years$250,000

Under both federal law, and the laws of Florida and other states, specific statutes describe acts that constitute trafficking and conspiracy to traffic. Conspiracy is an agreement to commit a crime or to cause that crime to be committed by one of the co-conspirators or another person.

Please contact our office for more information on the particular charges in your case.

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