Florida Drug Trafficking

Florida Drug Trafficking

Types of Drug Trafficking Offenses in Tampa, Florida

 

FLORIDA DRUG TRAFFICKING IN CANNABIS

To prove the crime of Florida Drug 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?

Drug 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.

 

FLORIDA DRUG TRAFFICKING IN COCAINE

To prove the crime of Florida Drug 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?

Drug 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.

 

FLORIDA DRUG TRAFFICKING IN HYDROCODONE

To prove the crime of Florida Drug 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?

Drug 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.

 

FLORIDA DRUG TRAFFICKING IN OXYCODONE

To prove the crime of Florida Drug Trafficking in Oxycodone, 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 Oxycodone.
  1. The Oxycodone weighed 7 grams or more.

What are the penalties in Florida for Trafficking in Oxycodone?

Drug trafficking in Oxycodone 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 Oxycodone was 7 grams or more, but less than14 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 Oxycodone was 14 grams or more, but less than25 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 Oxycodone was 25 grams or more, but less than 100 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 Oxycodone was 100 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 Oxycodone was 30 kilograms or more, the judge must impose life sentence.

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

Tampa Criminal Defense Attorney David C. Hardy is a former prosecutor that now represents persons accused of Drug Trafficking.  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 all types of Drug Trafficking cases.

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