When most people think of drug trafficking, especially in Florida, images of contraband being transported into the country come to mind. Perhaps Miami Vice influenced how most Floridians view drug trafficking, but the truth is the offense has more to do with the amount of drug being transported and not whether you were actually travelling. The consequences for drug trafficking offenses are serious, because Judges are required to impose punishment pursuant to statute, without deviation.
The statute in question provides for the following punishment, for the top three most common drug trafficking offenses:
- For marijuana, between 25 and 300 pounds, you face 3 years in jail. The more you have, the longer your jail sentence.
- Trafficking between 28 to 200 grams of cocaine will also land you in jail for three years. The most severe sentence for cocaine is life, for trafficking in excess of 150 kilograms.
- From between 4 to 14 grams of oxycodone, you can expect a 3 year sentence as well.
The key factor for punishment in every trafficking case is the amount, and as you can see as the weight increases so does the potential punishment. Because weight is the determining factor in your sentence, this is where you should focus your defense. Our team of drug trafficking defense attorneys will review the facts of your case and develop a strategy that is likely to minimize the consequences.
For more information about the range of punishment for drug trafficking cases, call an experienced defense attorney in Stuart and the Treasure Coast. We work with you to tailor a defense that fits the specific facts of your case. We offer an initial consultation for no charge, and look forward to helping you resolve your case in a satisfactory way.