Florida Drug Trafficking Penalties

If convicted of drug trafficking, mandatory minimum penalties can range from 3 years to life in prison. The following charts list some of the mandatory minimum penalties for specified amounts of certain drugs:

The Penalties for Trafficking in Cannabis (Marijuana):

In excess of 25 lbs, but less than 2,000 lbs; or 300 plants or more, but not more than 2,000 plants.
3 Year Mandatory Minimum Sentence.
A fine of up to $25,000.
2,000 lbs or more, but less than 10,000 lbs; or 2,000 plants but not more than 10,000 plants.
7 Year Mandatory Minimum Sentence.
A fine of up to $50,000.
10,000 lbs or more; or 10,000 plants or more.
15 Year Mandatory Minimum Sentence.
A fine of up to $200,000.

 

The Penalties for Trafficking in Cocaine:

28 grams or more but less than 200 grams.
3 Year Mandatory Minimum Sentence.
A fine of up to $50,000.
200 grams or more but less than 400 grams.
7 Year Mandatory Minimum Sentence.
A fine of up to $100,000.
400 grams or more but less than 150 Kilograms.
15 Year Mandatory Minimum Sentence.
A fine of up to $250,000.
150 Kilograms or more.
Mandatory Life Imprisonment.
A fine of up to $250,000.

 

The Penalties for Trafficking in Morphine, Opium, Hydromorphone, and Heroin:

4 grams or more but less than 14 grams.
3 Year Mandatory Minimum Sentence.
A fine of up to $50,000.
14 grams or more but less than 28 grams.
15 Year Mandatory Minimum Sentence.
A fine of up to $100,000.
28 grams or more but less than 30 Kilograms.
25 Year Mandatory Minimum Sentence.
A fine of up to $500,000.

 

The Penalties for Trafficking in hydrocodone:

14 grams or more but less than 28 grams.
3 Year Mandatory Minimum Sentence.
A fine of up to $50,000.
28 grams or more but less than 50 grams.
7 Year Mandatory Minimum Sentence.
A fine of up to $100,000.
50 grams or more but less than 200 Kilograms.
15 Year Mandatory Minimum Sentence.
A fine of up to $500,000.
200 grams or more, but less than 30 kilograms.
25 Year Mandatory Minimum Sentence.
A fine of up to $750,000.

 

The Penalties for Trafficking in oxycodone:

7 grams or more but less than 14 grams.
3 Year Mandatory Minimum Sentence.
A fine of up to $50,000.
14 grams or more but less than 25 grams.
7 Year Mandatory Minimum Sentence.
A fine of up to $100,000.
25 grams or more but less than 100 grams.
15 Year Mandatory Minimum Sentence.
A fine of up to $500,000.
100 grams or more, but less than 30 kilograms.
25 Year Mandatory Minimum Sentence.
A fine of up to $750,000.

The Penalties for Trafficking in Amphetamine and Methamphetamine:

14 grams or more but less than 28 grams.
3 Year Mandatory Minimum Sentence.
A fine of up to $50,000.
28 grams or more but less than 200 grams
7 Year Mandatory Minimum Sentence
A fine of up to $100,000
200 grams or more
15 Year Mandatory Minimum Sentence
A fine of up to $250,000

 

The Penalties for Trafficking in Gamma-Hydroxybutyric Acid (GHB):

1 kilogram or more but less than 5
kilograms.
3 Year Mandatory Minimum Sentence.
A fine of up to $50,000
5 kilograms or more but less than 10 kilograms.
7 Year Mandatory Minimum Sentence.
A fine of up to $100,000.
10 kilograms or more.
15 Year Mandatory Minimum Sentence.
A fine of up to $250,000.

 

Trafficking cases involving very large quantities of drugs where the defendant knows that the probable result of such importation would be the death of any person, are capital felony offenses.

Some trafficking cases are charged as a conspiracy. A conspiracy occurs when a person agrees, conspires, combines, or confederates with another person or persons to commit any criminal offense.

Florida Drug Trafficking Law:

Speak with an Orlando criminal attorney or review the following Florida Statute for more information on drug trafficking penalties:

Florida Statute 893.135 -Trafficking; mandatory sentences; suspension or reduction of sentences; conspiracy to engage in trafficking.

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