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If you are facing charges for drug possession in Florida, it is extremely important that you understand what you are up against. Drug trafficking is a very serious offense and can result in severe penalties, including imprisonment and costly fines. Depending on the type of drug involved and the quantity, you could potentially face a minimum of 25 years behind bars.
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Drug trafficking is a serious crime in Florida and is punishable as a felony. The penalties for drug trafficking vary depending on the type of drug and the amount trafficked, as well as the criminal history of the defendant. Individuals who have been convicted of drug crimes in the past will likely be penalized more severely as repeat offenders.
According to the Florida Statute Section 893.15, the following rules are in place to prevent and control drug abuse:
Marijuana: Trafficking between 25 and 2,000 pounds of cannabis, or between 300 and 2,000 plants, can result in a minimum 3-year prison sentence and a $25,000 fine. Individuals found guilty of trafficking between 2,000 and 10,000 pounds, or 2,000-10,000 plants, will receive a minimum 7-year prison sentence and a $50,000 fine. Trafficking more than 10,000 pounds of marijuana may result in 15 years in prison and a $200,000 fine.
Cocaine: Penalties for cocaine trafficking may include a minimum 3-year imprisonment for between 28 and 200 grams, and can result in a $50,000 fine. Trafficking between 200 and 400 grams may result in a minimum 7-year sentence and a $100,000 fine, while trafficking between 400 grams and 150 kilograms may result in a minimum 15-year imprisonment and a $250,000 fine. If an individual is caught trafficking more than 150 kilograms, he or she may face life imprisonment without parole, which is a first-degree felony.
Heroin: Trafficking 4-14 grams of heroin can result in a minimum of 3 years in prison and a $50,000 fine, while 14-28 grams may lead to a mandatory 15-year sentence with a $100,000 fine. Individuals found guilty of trafficking more than 28 grams may face more than 25 years in prison along with a $500,000 fine.
Other drugs, including hydrocodone, oxycodone, LSD, MDMA, and methamphetamine are also punishable by law and can result in prison sentences between 3 and 15 years, or more, as well as hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines. If you are facing criminal charges for drug trafficking, protect your rights as soon as possible by reaching out to our firm.
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