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:
|25-200 pounds or 300-2,000 plants||3 years||$25,000|
|2,000-10,000 pounds or 2,000-10,000 plants||7 years||$50,000|
|More than 10,000 pounds or 10,000 plants||15 years||$200,000|
|28 -200 grams||3 years||$50,000|
|200-400 grams||7 years||$100,000|
|400 grams-150 kilograms||15 years||$250,000|
|Heroin, oxycodone, hydrocodone and morphine|
|4-14 grams||3 years||$50,000|
|14-28 grams||15 years||$100,000|
|28 grams-30 kilograms||25 years||$500,000|
|14-28 grams||3 years||$50,000|
|28-200 grams||7 years||$100,000|
|More than 200 grams||15 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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