In Florida, the penalties are severe for those convicted of trafficking drugs. For example, it is unlawful for someone to knowingly sell, manufacture, deliver, purchase, or bring into the State of Florida, or knowingly be in actual or constructive possession of 28 grams or more of cocaine. If a person is convicted of this, there is a 3 year minimum mandatory sentence that must be imposed by the judge. Additionally, the judge may go above the 3 year minimum mandatory sentence and impose up to a 30 year sentence.
As the amount of cocaine increases, so does the minimum mandatory sentence that must be imposed by the judge.
Trafficking does not solely apply to cocaine. Virtually every drug, both illegal and ones for which there is no valid prescription is accounted for in the Florida trafficking statutes.
If a person is in possession of a narcotic pain killer and that person does not have a valid prescription for it, the person can be subject to the trafficking statute. The minimum mandatory sentence that is to be imposed increases depending on the weight or the number of narcotic pain killer pills for which the person is in possession.
We have represented many individuals charged with trafficking. Our representation of these people includes those who were alleged to be actual dealers and also those who were merely in possession of the drugs and not actually selling the drugs. We have been successful in these cases both by way of pleas and trial.
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