Trafficking in Cocaine

Trafficking in Cocaine

Trafficking in Cocaine

In Florida, to prove the crime of Trafficking in Cocaine, 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 cocaine or a mixture containing cocaine.
  1. The cocaine or mixture containing cocaine weighed 28 grams or more.

What are the penalties in Florida for Trafficking in Cocaine?
Trafficking in Cocaine is a first-degree felony.  The minimum and maximum penalties depend on the weight of the Cocaine involved.  For example:

If the weight of the cocaine was 28 grams or more but less than 200 grams, the judge must impose a 3-year prison sentence and a $50,000 fine.  The maximum possible sentence is 30 years imprisonment.

If the weight of the cocaine was 200 grams or more but less than 400 grams, the judge must impose a 7-year prison sentence and a $100,000 fine.  The maximum possible sentence is 30 years imprisonment.

If the weight of the cocaine was 400 grams or more but less than 150 kilograms grams, the judge must impose a 15-year prison sentence and a $250,000 fine.  The maximum possible sentence is 30 years imprisonment.

If the weight of the cocaine was above 150 kilograms, the judge must impose a life sentence.

 

Are you looking for the best Trafficking in Cocaine 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 Cocaine.  He is Board Certified by the Florida Bar and the National Board of Trial Advocacy as an Expert in Criminal Trial Law. He has extensive experience handling Trafficking in Cocaine cases.

If you or a loved one has been arrested for Trafficking in Cocaine 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.