Trafficking in Cannabis

Trafficking in Cannabis

Trafficking in Cannabis

Trafficking in Cannabis

In Florida, to prove the crime of Trafficking in Cannabis, the prosecutor must prove the following:

  1. The accused knowingly possessed, sold, purchased, manufactured, delivered, or brought into Florida a certain substance.
  1. The substance was cannabis.
  1. The cannabis weighed more than 25 pounds or constituted 300 or more cannabis plants.

What are the penalties in Florida for Trafficking in Cannabis?
Trafficking in Cannabis is a first-degree felony punishable by a maximum of 30 years in prison.  However, if an accused is convicted of trafficking in cannabis, they also face minimum mandatory sentences and fines.  For example:

If the weight of the Cannabis was between 25 and 1999 pounds, or there were between 300 and 1999 cannabis plants, the judge must impose a 3-year prison sentence and a $25,000 fine.

If the weight of the Cannabis was between 2000 and 9999 pounds, or there were between 2000 and 9999 cannabis plants, the judge must impose a 7-year prison sentence and a $50,000 fine.

If the weight of the Cannabis was 10,000 or more pounds, or there were more than 10,000 cannabis plants, the judge must impose a 15-year prison sentence and a $200,000 fine.

 

Are you looking for the best Trafficking in Cannabis lawyer in Tampa Florida? Contact Attorney David C. Hardy.

Tampa Attorney David C. Hardy is a former prosecutor that now represents persons accused of Trafficking in Cannabis.  He is Board Certified by the Florida Bar and the National Board of Trial Advocacy as an Expert in Criminal Trial Law. As a prosecutor and defense attorney, he has extensive experience handling Trafficking in Cannabis cases.

If you or a loved one has been arrested for Trafficking in Cannabis in Hillsborough County Florida, Pinellas County Florida, or Pasco County Florida, Attorney David C. Hardy has the knowledge, skills, and experience to guide you through this process and obtain the best possible results.