Drug Trafficking is different than drug possession, that is sometimes…
Chris Rabby and has specific knowledge and experience in Drug crimes defense. Act now to consult with a Drug Trafficking attorney and find out how to best protect your rights and future opportunities.
A conviction for any drug offenses can cause far-reaching consequences, including but not limited to:
negatively affecting your employment, military, or academic status;
prohibiting you from attending your child’s school or recreational activities;
ineligibility to have your record sealed; and,
if convicted a mandatory one (1) year Driver’s License suspension.
Trafficking can be based on the total amount of drugs/pills, even if the person had that amount for personal use.
Trafficking can be based solely on the weight of the drugs/pills and not on sales of them.
Florida Statute 893.135: Trafficking, mandatory sentences; suspension or reduction of sentences; conspiracy to engage in trafficking:
Trafficking in Cannabis is a 1st Degree Felony, Mandatory Minimum Sentence:
25 but less than 2,000 pounds or 300 or more cannabis plants is 3 Years, plus mandatory $25,000 fine
2,000 pounds but less than 10,000 pounds or 2,000 or more cannabis plants 7 Years mandatory sentence plus $50,000 fine.
10,000 pounds or more or 10,000 or more cannabis plants 15 Years mandatory and $200,000 fine.
Trafficking in Cocaine is a 1st Degree Felony Charge, Mandatory Minimum Sentence:
28 grams or more, but less than 200 grams 3 Years + $25,000 fine
200 grams or more but less than 400 grams 7 Years + $100,000
400 grams or more, but less than 150 kilograms 15 Years + $250,000 fine
Trafficking in Heroin is a 1st Degree Felony, Mandatory Minimum Sentence:
4 grams or more, but less than 14 grams 3 Years + $50,000 fine
14 grams or more, but less than 28 grams 15 Years + $100,000 fine
28 grams or more, but less than 30 kilograms 25 Years + $500,000 fine
Prescription Pills Trafficking and trafficking of controlled substances such as cocaine, marijuana, heroin, and methamphetamines are followed by harsh penalties. Trafficking in prescribe medicine may results in years of jail and substantial fines & fees.
If you only possessed five pills, you may be convicted of a drug trafficking charge. The prosecutor is not obligated to render evidence of illegal sales or intent to sell. The only requirement is proof of possession of the requisite amount.
For instance, possessing 4.26 grams of Oxycodone carries a 3 year minimum mandatory sentence, while possession of 26 or grams Oxycodone can result in 25 years of jail time.
Common trafficked prescription drug are Vicodin (Hydrocodone), Opium, Morphine, Valium, Benzodiazepines, Ritalin, Methylphenidates and amphetamines.
Armed Drug Trafficking
Armed Drug Trafficking is a severe offense in the State of Florida. The RabbyLawFirm can defend you if you are facing charges involving this particular offense. Our criminal defense attorney will provide competent and advantageous legal advice to help you understand the possible defenses and sentencing.
The State of Florida term “armed trafficking” is considered a subsequent charge from the primary offense of illegal drug trafficking. The succeeding offense is charged due to the use, applicable threat, possession, or exposing of a firearm or weapon during the initial drug trafficking offense. Armed Drug Trafficking allegations principally increase the punishment further.
First off, the minimum mandatory sentencing for the underlying offense of trafficking in marijuana, cocaine, heroin, or another illegal drug will apply even when “armed trafficking” is alleged.
The additional constituent of armed trafficking provides a reclassification of the level of offense to a more severe charge consistent to Florida Statute 775.087(1)(a).
Any drug conviction requires a 1 year driver license revocation (Florida Statute §322.055)
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Christopher L. Rabby represents the following Drug Trafficking charges coinciding with an “armed trafficking” offense: Marijuana, Cannabis, Cocaine, Heroin, Methamphetamine/ Meth / Crystal Meth, PCP (Phencyclidine), Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD), Psilocybin (Mushrooms) MDMA / XTC (Ecstasy), Opium, Oxycontin / Oxycodone, Demerol, Vicodin / Hydrocodone, Valium / Diazepam, Xanax, Alprazolam, Ritalin, Adderall, Methylphenidate, and Amphetamines.