Trafficking in Controlled Substances

TRAFFICKING IN CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES is the most serious of the drug related crimes and Florida imposes very punitive minimum-mandatory prison sentences for this type of offense. Some of the most commonly charged crimes in Florida involving Trafficking in Controlled Substances Include:

  • Trafficking in Cannabis: is defined by Fla. Stat. 893.135(1)(a), as knowingly possessing, selling, purchasing, manufacturing, delivering, or transporting, (1) 25 pounds or more of cannabis; or (2) 300 or more cannabis plants. Trafficking in Cannabis is a First Degree felony punishable by a maximum penalty of 30 years Florida State Prison. Florida, however, has implemented minimum-mandatory prison sentences for Drug Trafficking Offenses A person charged with Trafficking in Cannabis faces minimum mandatory prison sentences based on the weight of the Cannabis.

    • Three (3) years Florida State Prison/$25,000 fine for 25 to 1,999 pounds of Cannabis, or 300 to 1,999 cannabis plants.
    • Seven (7) years Florida State Prison/$50,000 fine for 2,000 to 9,999 pounds of cannabis; or 2,000 to 9,999 cannabis plants.
    • Fifteen (15) years Florida State Prison /$200,000 fine for 10,000 pounds or more of cannabis; or 10,000 pounds or more of cannabis; or 10,000 or more cannabis plants.
    • Pursuant to Fla. Stat. 322.055 any person who is convicted of the sale or Delivery of Cannabis shall have their Driver's License revoked for a period of (1) year by the Florida DHSMV.
Professional License Suspension

Pursuant to Fla. Stat. 893.11, any person convicted of Trafficking in Cannabis will be subject to the immediate suspension of any Professional License issued by State of Florida that authorizes the practice of a profession or trade.

  • Trafficking in Cocaine: is defined by Fla. Stat. 893.135(1)(b), as knowingly possessing, selling, purchasing, manufacturing, delivering, or transporting, 28g or more of any mixture containing Cocaine. Trafficking in Cocaine is a First Degree Felony punishable by a maximum penalty of 30 years Florida State Prison. Florida, however, has implemented minimum-mandatory prison sentences for Drug Trafficking Offenses A person charged with Trafficking in Cocaine faces minimum mandatory prison sentences based on the total weight of the Cocaine.

    • Three (3) years prison/$50,000 fine for 29 to 199 grams of Cocaine
    • Seven (7) years prison/$100,000 fine for 200 to 399 grams of Cocaine
    • Fifteen (15) years prison/$259,000 fine for 400 grams to 149 kilograms of cocaine
    • Pursuant to Fla. Stat. 322.055 any person who is convicted of the sale or Delivery of Cocaine shall have their Driver's License revoked for a period of (1) year by the Florida DHSMV.
Professional License Suspension

Pursuant to Fla. Stat. 893.11, any person convicted of Trafficking in Cocaine will be subject to the immediate suspension of any Professional License issued by State of Florida that authorizes the practice of a profession or trade.

  • Trafficking in Oxycodone: is defined by Fla. Stat. 893.135(1)(c) as knowingly possessing, selling, purchasing, manufacturing, delivering or transporting; 4g or more of any mixture containing Oxycodone. Trafficking in Oxycodone is a First Degree Felony punishable by a maximum penalty of 30 years Florida State Prison. Florida, however, has implemented minimum-mandatory prison sentences for Drug Trafficking Offenses. A person charged with Trafficking in Oxycodone faces minimum mandatory prison sentences based on the weight of the Oxycodone.

    • Three (3) years Florida State Prison/$50.000 fine for 4 to 13 grams of Oxycodone
    • Fifteen (15) years Florida State Prison/$100,000 fine for 14 to 27 grams of Oxycodone
    • Twenty-Five (25) years Florida State Prison/$500,000 fine for 28g to 29 kilograms of Oxycodone
    • Pursuant to Fla. Stat. 322.055 any person who is convicted of the sale or Delivery of Cocaine shall have their Driver's License revoked for a period of (1) year by the Florida
Professional License Suspension

Pursuant to Fla. Stat. 893.11, any person convicted of Trafficking in Oxycodone will be subject to the immediate suspension of any Professional License issued by State of Florida that authorizes the practice of a profession or trade.

  • Trafficking if Hydrocodone: is defined by Fla. Stat. 893.135(1)(c)(1) as knowingly possessing, selling, purchasing, manufacturing, delivering, or transporting; 4g or more of any mixture containing Hydrocodone. Trafficking in Hydrocodone is a First Degree Felony punishable by a maximum penalty of 30 years Florida State Prison. Florida, however, has implemented minimum-mandatory prison sentences for Drug Trafficking Offenses A person charged with Trafficking in Cocaine faces minimum mandatory prison sentences based on the total weight of the Hydrocodone.

    • Three (3) years Florida State Prison/$50.000 fine for 4 to 27 grams of Oxycodone
    • Fifteen (15) years Florida State Prison/$100,000 fine for 14 to 27 grams of Oxycodone
    • Twenty-Five (25) years Florida State Prison/$500,000 fine for 28g to 29 kilograms of Hydrocodone
    • Pursuant to Fla. Stat. 322.055 any person who is convicted of the sale or Delivery of Cocaine shall have their Driver's License revoked for a period of (1) year by the Florida DHSMV.
Professional License Suspension

Pursuant to Fla. Stat. 893.11, any person convicted of Trafficking in Hydrocodone will be subject to the immediate suspension of any Professional License issued by State of Florida that authorizes the practice of a profession or trade.