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Our Florida Drug Trafficking Firm Fights for the Future of Clients

While all drug crimes should be taken seriously, there is no crime that is viewed and punished quite as harshly as that of drug trafficking. To ensure that your rights are not being violated and that you are given the edge you need to fight for the best outcome, do not hesitate to retain the services of an experienced Tampa drug defense attorney at Thomas & Paulk.

What Are Trafficking Charges?

A person with trafficking charges is being accused of selling, purchasing, manufacturing, or bringing a drug into the state. Typically, trafficking charges mean that a person is being accused of possessing the amount of a drug that exceeds the limits of basic possession charges.

Penalties for Trafficking Drugs in Florida

Florida might have some of the harshest penalties for drug trafficking in the state. This means that those facing them should hire an experienced Tampa drug trafficking defense lawyer from Thomas & Paulk, P.A. who can fight to protect their future. Penalties for drug trafficking are extremely serious and can vary anywhere from 3 years in prison with a fine of $25,000 to 15 years in prison and $200,000 in monetary fines.

Florida’s Mandatory Minimum Sentences for Drug Trafficking

The state of Florida uses something known as mandatory minimums to punish drug trafficking offenses. These heavy-handed laws were designed to make an example out of drug criminals and deter others from trafficking. However, they often mean that first-time offenders face difficult sentences.

Florida Penalties for Trafficking Heroin

  • 4 to 13 grams: 3 years in prison and a $50,000 fine
  • 14 to 28 grams: 15 years in prison and a $100,000 fine
  • 28 grams to 29 kilograms: 25 years in prison and a $500,000 fine

Florida Penalties for Trafficking Cocaine

  • 28 to 199 grams: 3 years in prison and a $50,000 fine
  • 200 to 400 grams: 7 years in prison and a $100,000 fine
  • 400 grams to 149 kilograms: 15 years in prison and a $500,000 fine

Florida Penalties for Trafficking Marijuana

  • 25 to 1,999 pounds or 300+ plants: 3 years in prison and a $25,000 fine
  • 2,000 or 9,999 pounds or 2,000+ plants: 7 years in prison and a $50,000 fine
  • 10,000+ pounds or 10,000+ plants: 15 years in prison and a $200,000 fine

Notably, the state’s drug trafficking laws can be severe for those accused of possessing prescription pills. Carrying a small amount of prescription pills can result in a person receiving a sentence that matches the type of punishment a person trafficking large amounts of cocaine would receive. Hiring a lawyer can help fight these mandatory minimums.

Get Help from Our Tampa Drug Trafficking Lawyers Now at (813) 321-7323

Due to the stigma attached to this type of crime, it can be overcharged. Worst of all, many drug trafficking charges are felonies that can change the rest of a person’s life. Penalties will depend on what kind of drug was being trafficked, and the amount involved. The penalties will also depend on how involved you were in the drug trafficking ring. As circumstances may vary, it is always advised that you discuss your case with a defense attorney.

Calling Thomas & Paulk, P.A. means turning to a team that has the dedication and fight required to defend your future. We’re experienced criminal defense lawyers who are always focused on getting the results that clients need. While nothing guarantees the outcome of your case, we can be the team that will aggressively work to protect your rights, defend your freedom, and preserve your future.

If you have been charged or accused of a drug trafficking crime, contact our attorneys at (813) 321-7323 for a free consultation.

Why You Want Thomas & Paulk on Your Side

Drug trafficking is the selling, purchasing, manufacturing, and delivering of illegal or controlled substances. Drug trafficking can take place locally, across state lines, or internationally. Individuals charged with trafficking are not necessarily guilty of drug possession—they simply have to be responsible for the drug activity taking place.

At our firm, we believe serious criminal charges such as this require serious legal representation. With more than a decade of experience behind us, we have proven ourselves to be hard-hitting defenders for people charged with serious crimes.

When so much is at stake, you can count on us to be available around the clock to fight for you. At Thomas & Paulk, P.A., our clients always come first! Contact us at (813) 321-7323 for the help you deserve.

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