Trafficking in Hydrocodone

Trafficking in Hydrocodone

Trafficking in Hydrocodone

In Florida, to prove the crime of Trafficking in Hydrocodone, 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 Hydrocodone.
  1. The Hydrocodone weighed 14 grams or more.

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

If the weight of the Hydrocodone was14 grams or more, but less than28 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 Hydrocodone was 28 grams or more, but less than 50 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 Hydrocodone was 50 grams or more, but less than 200 grams, the judge must impose a 15-year prison sentence and a $500,000 fine.   The maximum possible sentence is 30 years imprisonment.

If the weight of the Hydrocodone was 200 grams or more, but less than 30 kilograms, the judge must impose a 25-year prison sentence and a $750,000 fine.  The maximum possible sentence is 30 years imprisonment.

If the weight of the Hydrocodone was 30 kilograms or more, the judge must impose a sentence of life imprisonment.

 

Are you looking for the best Trafficking in Hydrocodone 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 Hydrocodone.  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 Hydrocodone cases.

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