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Drug Trafficking Crimes, Miami Drug Trafficking Attorney

Drug trafficking in Florida is the most serious type of drug crime with mandatory minimum prison sentences. Being accused of trafficking drugs is entirely dependent on the quantity of the drug. A lot of times the difference between, for example, cocaine possession and cocaine trafficking is one gram. If the cocaine possessed is 27 grams you are facing a third degree felony for cocaine possession. If, however, you have 28 grams (or more) then you are facing a first degree felony punishable by up to thirty (30) years in prison with a mandatory minimum sentence of three (3) years in state prison. Prosecutors will strongly disagree to waiving this three (3) year prison sentence. All because that one gram made all the difference in getting the enhanced drug trafficking charge.

Penalties for Drug Trafficking in Florida

What follows is a small sample of the most common drug trafficking crimes in Miami and the associated minimum mandatory prison sentence. These crimes below are all first degree felonies with a maximum penalty of thirty (30) years in state prison. However, if a person had actual or constructive possession of a firearm they are facing a maximum sentence of LIFE in state prison.

Trafficking Marijuana

  • More than 25 pounds or 300 plants or more is a three (3) year minimum mandatory sentence
  • More than 2000 pounds or 2,000 plants is a seven (7) year minimum mandatory sentence
  • More than 10,000 pounds or 10,000 plants is a fifteen (15) year minimum mandatory sentence

Trafficking Cocaine

  • More than 28 grams but less than 200 grams is a three (3) year minimum mandatory sentence
  • More than 200 grams but less than 400 grams is a seven (7) year minimum mandatory sentence
  • More than 400 grams is a fifteen (15) year minimum mandatory sentence

Trafficking Heroin

  • More than 4 grams but less than 14 grams is a seven (7) year minimum mandatory sentence
  • More than 14 grams but less than 28 grams is a fifteen (15) year minimum mandatory sentence
  • More than 28 grams is a twenty five (25) year minimum mandatory sentence

Trafficking Ecstasy (MDMA)

  • More than 10 grams but less than 200 grams is a three (3) year minimum mandatory sentence
  • More than 200 grams but less than 400 grams is a seven (7) year minimum mandatory sentence
  • More than 400 grams is a fifteen (15) year minimum mandatory sentence

Trafficking Oxycodone

  • More than 4 grams but less than 14 grams is a seven (7) year minimum mandatory sentence
  • More than 14 grams but less than 28 grams is a fifteen (15) year minimum mandatory sentence
  • More than 28 grams is a twenty five (25) year minimum mandatory sentence

Miami Drug Trafficking Defenses

Your Fourth Amendment right against unreasonable search and seizure is a crucial defense and an experienced attorney will use this right to attack the way law enforcement seized the drugs in your case. Attorney Antonio Jimenez has had success with getting drug trafficking clients to avoid prison with the relentless attacks of the tactics that the police used to seize the evidence. As a former prosecutor in Miami, he has prosecuted these crimes and worked one-on-one with narcotics detectives learning their tactics. Contact him today for a free confidential consultation about your drug trafficking case.