South Florida Criminal Attorney
Drug trafficking is the sale, delivery, manufacture, or, possession of certain drugs over a specified quantity starting at a mere 4 grams of possession. Florida law provides for severe penalties for drug trafficking offenses. Minimum mandatory for drug offenses can range from three years to life in prison, depending upon the quantity and type of drug. Due to the severity of these charges and the draconian penalties they carry, it is extremely important to involve a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible after an arrest.
Trafficking in Cannabis / Marijuana
893.135 Drug Trafficking laws in Florida.
(a) Any person who knowingly sells, purchases, manufactures, delivers, or brings into this state, or who is knowingly in actual or constructive possession of, in excess of 25 pounds of cannabis, or 300 or more cannabis plants, commits a felony of the first degree, which felony shall be known as “trafficking in cannabis,” punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084. If the quantity of cannabis involved:
1. Is in excess of 25 pounds, but less than 2,000 pounds, or is 300 or more cannabis plants, but not more than 2,000 cannabis plants, such person shall be sentenced to a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of 3 years, and the defendant shall be ordered to pay a fine of $25,000.
2. Is 2,000 pounds or more, but less than 10,000 pounds, or is 2,000 or more cannabis plants, but not more than 10,000 cannabis plants, such person shall be sentenced to a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of 7 years, and the defendant shall be ordered to pay a fine of $50,000.