Drug Crimes

In Florida, a person commits a drug crime if he or she sells, delivers, or manufactures a controlled substance or possesses a controlled substance with intentions to sell, deliver, or manufacture that substance to another. He or she may not sell, deliver, or manufacture a controlled substance on or within 1,000 feet of a child care facility, elementary, middle, secondary school, a comprising county, state, or municipal park, a publicly owned recreational center, a community center, a place of worship, a public or private college or university, or a public housing or assisted living facility. If you or someone you know has been charged with a drug crime, contact Pallegar Law, P.A. today to be connected with an experienced Tampa drug crime attorney.

Penalties

A person who sells, delivers, or manufacturers a controlled substance described in 893.03 (1)(a), (1)(b), (1)(d), (2)(a), (2)(b), or (2)(c)4, or possesses these controlled substances with intentions to sell, deliver, or manufacture that substance to another, commits a first degree felony punishable by thirty years in prison. A person who sells, delivers, or manufactures a controlled substance described in s. 893.03 (1)(a), (1)(b), (1)(d), (2)(a), (2)(b), or (2)(c)4., or possesses these controlled substances with intentions to sell, deliver, or manufacture that substance to another, commits a second degree felony that is punishable by fifteen years in prison. A person who sells, delivers, or manufactures a controlled substance described in s. 893.03 (1)(c), (2)(c)1., (2)(c)2., (2)(c)3., (2)(c)5., (2)(c)6., (2)(c)7., (2)(c)8., (2)(c)9., (3) or (4), or possesses these controlled substances with intentions to sell, deliver, or manufacture that substance to another, commits a third degree felony that is punishable by five years in prison. A person who sells, delivers, or manufactures a controlled substance described in s. 893.03 (5), or possesses these controlled substances with intentions to sell, deliver, or manufacture that substance to another, commits a first degree misdemeanor punishable by one year in prison. Any other controlled substances not lawfully sold, delivered, or manufactured will result in a fine of $500 and up to 100 community service hours.

Because the penalties can be severe, it is important to consult an aggressive Tampa drug crime attorney if you have been charged with any of the following crimes. At Pallegar Law, P.A., we want to help you fight the charges and seek justice.

Trafficking in Cannabis

A person commits a first degree felony of trafficking in cannabis if he or she sells, delivers, manufactures, purchases, brings into the state, or knowingly has possession of more than 25 pounds of cannabis or has 300 or more cannabis plants. The penalty for having 25 to 2,000 pounds of cannabis or 300 to 2,000 cannabis plants is a mandatory minimum prison sentence of three years and a fine of $25,000. The penalty for having 2,000-10,000 pounds of cannabis or 2,000-10,000 cannabis plants is a mandatory minimum prison sentence of seven years and a fine of $50,000. The penalty for having 10,000 or more pounds or cannabis or 10,000 or more cannabis plants is a mandatory minimum prison sentence of fifteen years and a fine of $200,000.

Trafficking in Cocaine

A person commits a first degree felony of trafficking in cocaine if he or she sells, delivers, manufactures, purchases, brings into the state, or knowingly has possession of 28 grams or more, but less than 150 kilograms, of cocaine or a mixture containing cocaine. The penalty for having 28-200 gram of cocaine is a mandatory minimum prison sentence of three years and a fine of $50,000. The penalty for having 200-400 grams of cocaine is a mandatory minimum prison sentence of seven years and a fine of $100,000. The penalty for having 400 grams or more, but less than 150 kilograms, of cocaine is a mandatory minimum sentence of fifteen years and a fine of $250,000. The penalty for having 150 kilograms or more of cocaine is punishable by a life sentence and is not eligible for early release. Having 300 kilograms or more results in a capital felony.

Trafficking in Illegal Drugs

A person commits a first degree felony of trafficking in illegal drugs if he or she sells, delivers, manufactures, purchases, brings into the state, or knowingly has possession of 4 or more grams of opium, morphine, salt, hydromorphone, isomer, or salt of an isomer, derivative, heroin, or 4 or more grams, but less than 30 kilograms, of any mixture containing such substances. The penalty for having 4-14 grams of illegal drugs is a mandatory minimum prison sentence of three years and a fine of $50,000. The penalty for having 14-28 grams of illegal drugs is a mandatory minimum prison sentence of fifteen years and a fine of $100,000.The penalty for having 28 grams or more, but less than 30 kilograms, is a mandatory minimum prison sentence of twenty five years and a fine of $500,000.

Trafficking in Hydrocodone

A person commits a first degree felony of trafficking in hydrocodone if he or she sells, delivers, manufactures, purchases, brings into the state, or knowingly has possession of 14 or more grams of hydrocodone, salt, derivative, isomer, or salt of an isomer, or 14 or more grams of any mixture containing such substances. The penalty for having 14-28 grams of hydrocodone is a mandatory minimum prison sentence of three years and a fine of $50,000. The penalty for having 28-50 grams of hydrocodone is a mandatory minimum prison sentence of seven years and a fine of $100,000. The penalty for having 50-200 grams of hydrocodone is a mandatory minimum prison sentence of fifteen years and a fine of $500,000. The penalty for having 200 grams or more of hydrocodone, but less than 30 kilograms, is a mandatory minimum prison sentence of twenty five years and a fine of $750,000.

Trafficking in Oxycodone

A person commits a first degree felony of trafficking in oxycodone if he or she sells, delivers, manufactures, purchases, brings into the state, or knowingly has possession of 7 or more grams of oxycodone, salt, derivative, isomer, or salt of an isomer, or 7 or more grams of any mixture containing such substances. The penalty for having 7-14 grams of oxycodone is a mandatory minimum prison sentence of three years and a fine of $50,000. The penalty for having 14-25 grams of oxycodone is a mandatory minimum prison sentence of seven years and a fine of $100,000. The penalty for having 25-100 grams of oxycodone is a mandatory minimum prison sentence of fifteen years and a fine of $500,000. The penalty for having 100 grams or more of oxycodone, but less than 30 kilograms, is a mandatory minimum prison sentence of twenty five years and a fine of $750,000.

Trafficking in Phencyclidine

A person commits a first degree felony of trafficking in phencyclidine if he or she sells, delivers, manufactures, purchases, brings into the state, or knowingly has possession of 28 or more grams of phencyclidine or any type of mixture of phencyclidine. The penalty for having 28-200 grams of phencyclidine is a mandatory minimum prison sentence of three years and a fine of $50,000. The penalty for having 200-400 grams of phencyclidine is a mandatory minimum prison sentence of seven years and a fine of $100,000. The penalty for having 400 or more grams of phencyclidine is a a mandatory minimum prison sentence of fifteen years and a fine of $250,000.

Trafficking in Methaqualone

A person commits a first degree felony of trafficking in methaqualone if he or she sells, delivers, manufactures, purchases, brings into the state, or knowingly has possession of 200 or more grams of methaqualone or any type of mixture of methaqualone. The penalty for having 200 grams or more of methaqualone, but less than 5 kilograms, is a mandatory minimum prison sentence of three years and a fine of $50,000. The penalty for having 5-25 kilograms of methaqualone is a mandatory minimum prison sentence of seven years and a fine of $100,000. The penalty for having 25 or more kilograms of methaqualone is a a mandatory minimum prison sentence of fifteen years and a fine of $250,000.

Trafficking in Amphetamine

A person commits a first degree felony of trafficking in amphetamine if he or she sells, delivers, manufactures, purchases, brings into the state, or knowingly has possession of 14 or more grams of amphetamine, methamphetamine, or any mixture that contains amphetamine, methamphetamine, phenylacetic acid, phenylaceton, ephedrine, or pseudoephedrine. The penalty for having 14-28 grams is a mandatory minimum prison sentence of three years and a fine of $50,000. The penalty for having 28-200 grams is a mandatory minimum prison sentence of seven years and a fine of $100,000. The penalty for having 200 grams or more is a mandatory minimum prison sentence of fifteen years and a fine of $500,000. Having 400 grams or more of amphetamine results in a capital felony.

Trafficking in Flunitrazepam

A person commits a first degree felony of trafficking in flunitrazepam if he or she sells, delivers, manufactures, purchases, brings into the state, or knowingly has possession of 4 or more grams of flunitrazepam or any mixture that contains flunitrazepam. The penalty for having 4-14 grams is a mandatory minimum prison sentence of three years and a fine of $50,000. The penalty for having 14-28 grams is a mandatory minimum prison sentence of seven years and a fine of $100,000. The penalty for having 28 or more grams but less than 30 kilograms is a mandatory minimum prison sentence of twenty five years and a fine of $500,000.

Trafficking in Gamma-Hyrdoxbutyric Acid (GHB), Gamma-Butyrolactone (GBL), and 1,4-Butanediol

A person commits a first degree felony of trafficking in GHB, GBL, or 1,4-Butanediol is he or she sells, delivers, manufactures, purchases, brings into the state, or knowingly has possession of 1 kilogram or more of GHB, GBL, or 1,4-Butanediol or any mixture that contains GHB, GBL, or 1,4-Butanediol. The penalty for having 1-5 kilograms is a mandatory minimum prison sentence of three years and a fine of $50,000. The penalty for having 5-10 kilograms is a mandatory minimum prison sentence of seven years and a fine of $100,000. The penalty for having 10 kilograms or more is a mandatory minimum prison sentence of fifteen years and a fine of $250,000. Having 150 kilograms or more results in a capital felony.

Trafficking in Phenethyamines

A person commits a first degree felony of trafficking in phenethyamines is he or she sells, delivers, manufactures, purchases, brings into the state, or knowingly has possession of 10 or more grams of any substance described in 893.03 (1)(c). The penalty for having 10-200 grams is a mandatory minimum prison sentence of three years and a fine of $50,000. The penalty for having 200-400 grams is a mandatory minimum prison sentence of seven years and a fine of $100,000. The penalty for having 400 or more grams is a mandatory minimum prison sentence of fifteen years and a fine of $250,000. Having 30 kilograms or more can result in a capital felony.

Trafficking in Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD)

A person commits a first degree felony of trafficking in LSD if he or she sells, delivers, manufactures, purchases, brings into the state, or knowingly has possession of 1 or more grams of LSD or any mixture that contains LSD. The penalty for having 1-5 grams of LSD is a mandatory minimum prison sentence of three years and a fine of $50,000. The penalty for having 5-7 grams of LSD is a mandatory minimum prison sentence of seven years and a fine of $100,000. The penalty for having 7 or more grams of LSD is a mandatory minimum prison sentence of fifteen years and a fine of $500,000.

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