Immediately Call a Florida Drug Trafficking Attorney if Charged with Trafficking in Drugs
Call a Florida drug trafficking attorney immediately if you have been arrested for or charged with drug trafficking. Trafficking charges carry serious penalties, including mandatory minimum prison sentences. You need to protect your rights and not give police any help in convicting you. Regardless of whether your charge involves illegal drugs or prescription drugs without a prescription, DO NOT TALK TO POLICE UNLESS YOUR LAWYER IS PRESENT!
You can reach Florida drug trafficking attorney Dale Carson today at 904-355-6777.
Dale Carson has been defending people charged with drug trafficking since 2001 and has more than 40 years of experience in law AND law enforcement. He knows the tricks cops and prosecutors use against citizens. In Florida, attorney Dale Carson can help protect your rights against drug trafficking charges.
If you have only been charged with possession or sale of illegal drugs or prescription drugs without a prescription, rather than trafficking, please read this article for information about your charge: Florida drug trafficking attorney Explains Drug Sale or Possession Charges
Drug Trafficking Charges Explained by Florida Drug Trafficking Attorney
State and local law enforcement agencies throughout Florida are aggressive in their pursuit of drug suspects. State laws assign mandatory minimum sentences for people convicted of trafficking in drugs. Additionally, these minimums range from 3 years in prison and a $25,000 fine to 25 years in prison and a $500,000 fine. The exact minimum sentence depends on the drug and the amount, as in these examples:
25 to 2,000 pounds or 300 to 2,000 plants = minimum 3 years prison and $25,000 fine
2,000 to 10,000 pounds or 2,000 to 10,000 plants = minimum 7 years prison and $50,000 fine
More than 10,000 pounds or 10,000 plants = minimum 15 years prison and $200,000 fine
- 28 to 200 grams = minimum 3 years prison and $50,000 fine
- 200 to 400 grams = minimum 7 years prison and $100,000 fine
- 400 grams to 150 kilograms = minimum 15 years prison and $250,000 fine
- 4 to 14 grams = minimum 3 years prison and $50,000 fine
- 14 to 28 grams = minimum 15 years prison and $100,000 fine
- 28 grams to 30 kilograms = minimum 25 years prison and $500,000 fine
Federal trafficking charges are even harsher.
Conspiracy Adds to Sentence
If you are charged with selling or distributing drugs on behalf of a gang or criminal organization, or that you were conspiring with others to sell or distribute drugs, your possible sentence is likely to be more severe.
Unfortunately, you do not necessarily have to be accused of selling drugs in order to be charged with drug trafficking. Just being caught with certain quantities of illegal drugs or prescription drugs without a prescription can result in trafficking charges. For example, if you are accused of possession of more than 25 pounds of marijuana, 28 grams of cocaine, or 4 grams of heroin, you can be charged with trafficking. However, a lawyer with the experience and qualifications of the Dale Carson Law team can often get your charges reduced, dropped or acquitted in court. As a former cop, Mr. Carson knows how to convince prosecutors to do this.
Florida Drug Crime Attorney, Dale Carson, Will Speak with You for Free
If you have been charged with drug trafficking involving either illegal drugs or prescription drugs without a prescription, you need to speak with a lawyer. Dale Carson can give you an initial consultation for free. They can also help you determine the severity of your case and your rights. To schedule a complimentary consultation with a Florida drug trafficking attorney go to our Complimentary Consults page.
Also, you can call our Florida drug crime attorney Dale Carson today at 904-355-6777.