Trafficking in Oxycodone

Florida laws for trafficking in prescription medications are as harsh as trafficking in cocaine or heroin. You may be facing substantial prison time even if you only possessed a couple dozen pills. You don’t need to physically sell or distribute pills in order to be charged with a trafficking crime. Once a certain weight (or amount) threshold is reached, you may be automatically charged with trafficking. For example, if you are caught with 7 grams of Oxycodone, that is considered trafficking. If you are caught with 6.5 grams, you are likely to be just charged with possession. That is why it’s important to contact a skilled Tampa prescription drug attorney at Pallegar Law, P.A. You may be facing years in prison and harsh minimum mandatory sentences if you are convicted of a trafficking crime. Let Pallegar Law, P.A. fight for your rights.

Trafficking in Prescription Medication – Minimum Amounts

In the state of Florida, the weight of the entire pill is taken into account when you are charged with a trafficking crime. It does not matter if the pill is only 10% oxycodone; under Florida law, the entire weight of the pill (or mixture) is taken into account. Therefore, you may be charged with trafficking even if you only have a couple dozen pills that contain a mixture of oxycodone. The crime of possession is upgraded to trafficking if you possess 7 grams or more of oxycodone, or 14 grams or more of hydrocodone.

If you or someone you know has been charged with trafficking in prescription drugs, contact an aggressive Tampa prescription drug attorney at Pallegar Law, P.A. to fight the charges against you.

Mandatory Minimum Sentences for Trafficking in Prescription Drugs

If you are caught with 7 grams or more of oxycodone, or 14 grams or more of hydrocodone, you will be charged with trafficking, a first-degree felony. In the state of Florida, all trafficking crimes have minimum mandatory sentences. This means if you are convicted of the crime, you will have to serve a minimum prison sentence.

If you are caught with between 7-14 grams of oxycodone, the minimum mandatory sentence is 3 years, with associated fines of $50,000. Possession of 14-25 grams of oxycodone has a minimum mandatory sentence of 7 years, with associated fines of $100,000. Possession of 25-100 grams has a minimum mandatory sentence of 15 years, with associated fines of $500,000. Possession of 100 grams – 30 kilograms has a minimum mandatory sentence of 25 years, with associated fines of $750,000.

If you are caught with between 14-28 grams of hydrocodone, the minimum mandatory sentence is 3 years, with associated fines of $50,000. Possession of 28-50 grams of hydrocodone has a minimum mandatory sentence of 7 years, with associated fines of $100,000. Possession of 50-200 grams of hydrocodone has a minimum mandatory sentence of 15 years, with associated fines of $500,000. Possession of 200 grams- 30 kilograms of hydrocodone has a minimum mandatory sentence of 25 years, with associated fines of $750,000.

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Call a knowledgeable Tampa prescription drug attorney at Pallegar Law, P.A. today to avoid harsh penalties and mandatory minimum sentences. Call 813-444-3912 for your free consultation.

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