What Penalties Am I Facing?

Under the law, any possession of heroin is a third degree felony. This means you will be facing more serious penalties and consequences than you would for more minor drugs. Even just a trace of heroin found in a pipe in your possession could land you behind bars.

If you are convicted of a heroin possession (under 10 grams), you could face:

  • A maximum of 5 years of probation
  • Around $5,000 in fines
  • Up to 5 years in prison
  • Driver’s license suspension

For amounts exceeding 10 grams, penalties are much steeper. Offenders could face a first degree felony conviction, bringing a maximum of 30 years in prison and $10,000 in fines. If convicted of sale or delivery of heroin, you could face:

  • Up to 15 years in prison
  • A maximum of $10,000 in fines
  • Up to 15 years of probation

Similarly, if the amount exceeds 10 grams, it can result in an increased sentencing of 30 years and $10,000 in fines for a conviction.

Get Reliable Defense During this Time

Make sure you have a legal team behind your case who is willing to go the distance to protect your future! When you retain counsel from the Tampa drug crime attorneys at Thomas & Paulk, P.A., you can be confident knowing we will do everything in our legal power to protect your future and clear your name. We are ready to step in as fierce defenders on your behalf.

Schedule your free consultation with our team today at (813) 321-7323.

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