Miami Cont. Substance / Trafficking Attorney

Minimum Mandatory Sentences

Here’s an example of the minimum mandatory prison sentences for Trafficking in Hydrocodone, Trafficking in Oxycodone, or Trafficking in Heroin: if you are caught with:

a. 4 grams or more, but less than 14 grams, 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 $50,000.

b. 14 grams or more, but less than 28 grams, such person shall be sentenced to a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of 15 years, and the defendant shall be ordered to pay a fine of $100,000.

c. 28 grams or more, but less than 30 kilograms, such person shall be sentenced to a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of 25 calendar years and pay a fine of $500,000.

Trafficking in Cannabis requires a bit more weight, as you might imagine,

1. In excess of 25 pounds, but less than 2,000 pounds (or 300-2,000 plants), the mandatory minimum prison term shall be 3 years, and a $25,000 fine;

2. From 2,000 pounds – 10,000 pounds (or 2,000 – 10,000 plants), the mandatory minimum prison term shall be 7 years, and a $50,000 fine;

3. From 10,000 pounds or more (or 10,000 or more cannabis plants), the mandatory minimum prison term shall be 15 calendar years, and a fine of $200,000.

Trafficking in Cocaine has minimum mandatory prison sentences as follows:

a: 28 grams – 200 grams carries a mandatory minimum term of 3 years prison and a $50,000 fine;

b: 200 grams – 400 grams carries a mandatory minimum term of 7 years prison and a $100,000 fine;

c: 400 grams – 150 kilograms carries a mandatory minimum term of 15 years prison and a $250,000 fine;

d: more than 150 kilograms is a first degree felony punished by life imprisonment, and shall be ineligible for any form of discretionary early release (except pardon or medical).

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