Drug Crimes

Most criminal drug cases involve search and seizure issues, the actions of informants and undercover detectives, and criminal forfeitures. As a result, several factors must be considered when evaluating whether evidence should be suppressed, whether officers had probable cause to make an arrest and whether there is enough evidence to justify seizing property and freezing bank accounts.

At the office of Delgado & Romanik, our lawyers understand how drug crime investigations and cases are put together. We know what to look for to suppress evidence, how to discredit informants, and how to block attempts to seize assets and take property. Our approach is aggressive and thorough, examining all aspects of your arrest, from whether reasonable suspicion existed to stop you to any violation of your Fourth Amendment constitutional rights.

Most criminal drug cases involve search and seizure issues, the actions of informants and undercover detectives, and criminal forfeitures. As a result, several factors must be considered when evaluating whether evidence should be suppressed, whether officers had probable cause to make an arrest and whether there is enough evidence to justify seizing property and freezing bank accounts. At the office of Delgado & Romanik, our lawyers understand how drug crime investigations and cases are put together. 

We know what to look for to suppress evidence, how to discredit informants, and how to block attempts to seize assets and take property. Our approach is aggressive and thorough, examining all aspects of your arrest, from whether reasonable suspicion existed to stop you to any violation of your Fourth Amendment constitutional rights. If you are facing drug charges, call us at 386-492-8694

In a free consultation, an attorney at our firm can review your case and discuss possible defense strategies with you. We have law offices in Daytona Beach and DeLand. 

Drug Crimes And Our Criminal Law Practice

We handle a variety of state and federal drug crimes involving all types of crimes involving drugs, including: 

  • Marijuana
  • Powdered cocaine
  • Cocaine rock (crack
  • Methamphetamine (meth)
  • Heroin
  • Percocet
  • OxyContin
  • Ecstasy
  • Other illegal and regulated substances 

Drug Crimes — Understanding The Penalties You Face 

Our attorneys represent clients charged with the types of crimes associated with these drugs, such as drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, drug dealing or possession with intent to sell, and trafficking, among others. The punishments for these crimes depend on the amount of the drug (in weight) and the intention of the individual. Consequences for a felony drug crime conviction can include harsh, mandatory minimum incarceration or large fines and forfeiture of assets, including your car, house and bank accounts; a charge of intent to distribute a drug like meth can carry a 20-year sentence and fines of up to $1 million. License Issues If you are convicted of even a low-level drug crime, you may be concerned with a range of issues involving your driver's or professional license. 

The loss of a license may have a drastic impact on you and your career. Our firm is experienced with advising clients on these types of issues. To discuss a drug crime case in Florida, contact Delgado & Romanik for a free consultation with a lawyer. 

Drug Trafficking Fines + Sentence

Morphine, Opium, Hydromorphone (Dilaudid), and Heroin (also Methadone, Buprenorphine) 

Amount
Sentence
4g or more, but less than 14g
Man. Min. 3 yrs. + $50,000 fine
14g or more, but less than 28g
Man. Min. 15 yrs. + $100,000 fine
28g or more, but less than 30kg
Man. Min. 25 yrs. + $500,000 fine
30kg or more, but less than 60kg
Life without parole *
60kg or more
Life without parole **

* Note: If you kill or induce others to kill someone in the commission of trafficking, or your conduct in trafficking led to a natural, though not inevitable, lethal result, the offense becomes a capitol felony, subject to a $500,000 fine and the possibility of the death penalty.

** Note: If you know that death is a probable result of your trafficking, the offense becomes a capitol felony, subject to a $500,000 fine and the possibility of the death penalty.

Oxycodone (Percocet, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Endocet, Percodan, Endodan, Combunox, Targiniq ER, Troxyca ER)

Amount
Sentence
4g or more, but less than 14g
Man. Min. 3 yrs. + $50,000 fine
14g or more, but less than 28g
Man. Min. 15 yrs. + $100,000 fine
28g or more, but less than 30kg
Man. Min. 25 yrs. + $500,000 fine
30kg or more, but less than 60kg
Life without parole *
60kg or more
Life without parole **

* Note: If you kill or induce others to kill someone in the commission of trafficking, or your conduct in trafficking led to a natural, though not inevitable, lethal result, the offense becomes a capitol felony, subject to a $500,000 fine and the possibility of the death penalty.

** Note: If you know that death is a probable result of your trafficking, the offense becomes a capitol felony, subject to a $500,000 fine and the possibility of the death penalty.

Morphine, Opium, Hydromorphone (Dilaudid), and Heroin (also Methadone, Buprenorphine) 

Amount
Sentence
4g or more, but less than 14g
Man. Min. 3 yrs. + $50,000 fine
14g or more, but less than 28g
Man. Min. 15 yrs. + $100,000 fine
28g or more, but less than 30kg
Man. Min. 25 yrs. + $500,000 fine
30kg or more, but less than 60kg
Life without parole *
60kg or more
Life without parole **

* Note: If you kill or induce others to kill someone in the commission of trafficking, or your conduct in trafficking led to a natural, though not inevitable, lethal result, the offense becomes a capitol felony, subject to a $500,000 fine and the possibility of the death penalty.

** Note: If you know that death is a probable result of your trafficking, the offense becomes a capitol felony, subject to a $500,000 fine and the possibility of the death penalty.

Hydrocodone (also Codeine. Vicodin, Norco, Lortab, Lorcet, Hysingla ER, Zohydro ER, Vantrela ER, Azdone, Zydone, Hycet, Maxidone, Stagesic, Verdrocet, Xodol, Zamicet, Zolvit)

Amount
Sentence
4g or more, but less than 14g
Man. Min. 3 yrs. + $50,000 fine
14g or more, but less than 28g
Man. Min. 15 yrs. + $100,000 fine
28g or more, but less than 30kg
Man. Min. 25 yrs. + $500,000 fine
30kg or more, but less than 60kg
Life without parole *
60kg or more
Life without parole **

* Note: If you kill or induce others to kill someone in the commission of trafficking, or your conduct in trafficking led to a natural, though not inevitable, lethal result, the offense becomes a capitol felony, subject to a $500,000 fine and the possibility of the death penalty.

** Note: If you know that death is a probable result of your trafficking, the offense becomes a capitol felony, subject to a $500,000 fine and the possibility of the death penalty.

MDMA (Ecstasy; also MDA, Methylone, Substituted Cathinone & Phenethylamine, PVP )

Amount
Sentence
10g or more, but less than 200g
Man. Min. 3 yrs. + $50,000 fine
200g or more, but less than 400g
Man. Min. 7 yrs. + $100,000 fine
400g or more
Man. Min. 15 yrs. + $250,000 fine
30kg or more
Man. Min. 15 yrs. + $250,000 fine

* Note: If you know that death is a probable result of your trafficking, the offense becomes a capitol felony, subject to a $250,000 fine and the possibility of the death penalty.

Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD)

Amount
Sentence
1g or more, but less than 5g
Man. Min. 3 yrs. + $50,000 fine
5g or more, but less than 7g
Man. Min. 7 yrs. + $100,000 fine
7g or more
Man. Min. 15 yrs. + $500,000 fine

Note: If you know that death is a probable result of your trafficking, the offense becomes a capitol felony, subject to a $500,000 fine and the possibility of the death penalty.

Cannabis / Weed

Amount
Sentence
25lbs. or more, but less than 2,000lbs.; or 300 plants or more, but not more than 2,000 plants
Man. Min. 3 yrs. + $25,000 fine
2,000lbs. or more, but less than 10,000lbs.; or 2,000 plants or more, but not more than 10,000 plants
Man. Min. 7 yrs. + $50,000 fine
10,000lbs. or more; or 10,000 plants or more
Man. Min. 15 yrs. + $200,000 fine


Cocaine

Amount
Sentence
28 g or more, but less than 200 g
Man. Min. 3 yrs. + $50,000 fine
200 g or more, but less than 400 g
Man. Min. 7 yrs. + $100,000 fine
400 g or more, but less than 150kg
Man. Min. 15 yrs. + $250,000 fine
150kg or more
Life without parole *
3000kg or more
Life without parole **

* Note: Note: If you kill or induce others to kill someone in the commission of trafficking, or your conduct in trafficking led to a natural, though not inevitable, lethal result, the offense becomes a capitol felony, subject to a $500,000 fine and the possibility of the death penalty.

** Note: If you know that death is a probable result of your trafficking, the offense becomes a capitol felony, subject to a $500,000 fine and the possibility of the death penalty.

Phencyclidine (PCP)

Amount
Sentence
28 g or more, but less than 200 g
Man. Min. 3 yrs. + $50,000 fine
200 g or more, but less than 400 g
Man. Min. 7 yrs. + $100,000 fine
400 g or more
Man. Min. 15 yrs. + $250,000 fine
800 g or more
Man. Min. 15 yrs. + $250,000 fine

** Note: If you know that death is a probable result of your trafficking, the offense becomes a capitol felony, subject to a $250,000 fine and the possibility of the death penalty.

Fentanyl (Alfentanil, Carfentanil, Sufentanil)

Amount
Sentence
4g or more, but less than 14g
Man. Min. 3 yrs. + $50,000 fine
14g or more, but less than 28g
Man. Min. 15 yrs. + $100,000 fine
28g or more, but less than 30kg
Man. Min. 25 yrs. + $500,000 fine


Methaqualone (Quaaludes)

Amount
Sentence
200 g or more, but less than 5kg
Man. Min. 3 yrs. + $50,000 fine
5kg or more, but less than 25kg
Man. Min. 7 yrs. + $100,000 fine
25kg or more
Man. Min. 15 yrs. + $250,000 fine
50 kg or more
Man. Min. 15 yrs. + $250,000 fine

** Note: If you know that death is a probable result of your trafficking, the offense becomes a capitol felony, subject to a $250,000 fine and the possibility of the death penalty.

Amphetamine (Methamphetamine, or any mixture containing amphetamine or methamphetamine, or phenylacetone, phenylacetic acid, pseudoephedrine, or ephedrine in conjunction with other chemicals and equipment utilized in the manufacture of amphetamine or methamphetamine)

Amount
Sentence
14 g or more, but less than 28 g
Man. Min. 3 yrs. + $50,000 fine
28 g or more, but less than 200 g
Man. Min. 7 yrs. + $100,000 fine
200 g or more
Man. Min. 15 yrs. + $250,000 fine
400 g or more
Man. Min. 15 yrs. + $250,000 fine

** Note: If you know that death is a probable result of your trafficking, the offense becomes a capitol felony, subject to a $250,000 fine and the possibility of the death penalty.

Flunitrazepam (Rohypnol/Roofies)

Amount
Sentence
4g or more, but less than 14g
Man. Min. 3 yrs. + $50,000 fine
14g or more, but less than 28g
Man. Min. 7 yrs. + $100,000 fine
28g or more, but less than 30kg
Man. Min. 25 yrs. + $500,000 fine
30kg or more, but less than 60kg
Life without parole *

* Note: If you kill or induce others to kill someone in the commission of trafficking, or your conduct in trafficking led to a natural, though not inevitable, lethal result, the offense becomes a capitol felony, subject to a $500,000 fine and the possibility of the death penalty.

Gamma-hydroxybutyric Acid (GHB)

Amount
Sentence
1kg or more, but less than 5kg
Man. Min. 3 yrs. + $50,000 fine
5kg or more, but less than 10kg
Man. Min. 7 yrs. + $100,000 fine
10kg or more
Man. Min. 15 yrs. + $250,000 fine
150kg or more
Man. Min. 15 yrs. + $250,000 fine

** Note: If you know that death is a probable result of your trafficking, the offense becomes a capitol felony, subject to a $500,000 fine and the possibility of the death penalty.

Gamma-butyrolactone (GBL)

Amount
Sentence
1kg or more, but less than 5kg
Man. Min. 3 yrs. + $50,000 fine
5kg or more, but less than 10kg
Man. Min. 7 yrs. + $100,000 fine
10kg or more
Man. Min. 15 yrs. + $250,000 fine
150kg or more
Man. Min. 15 yrs. + $250,000 fine

** Note: If you know that death is a probable result of your trafficking, the offense becomes a capitol felony, subject to a $250,000 fine and the possibility of the death penalty.

1,4-Butanediol

Amount
Sentence
1kg or more, but less than 5kg
Man. Min. 3 yrs. + $50,000 fine
5kg or more, but less than 10kg
Man. Min. 7 yrs. + $100,000 fine
10kg or more
Man. Min. 15 yrs. + $500,000 fine
150kg or more
Man. Min. 15 yrs. + $500,000 fine
60kg or more
Life without parole **

** Note: If you know that death is a probable result of your trafficking, the offense becomes a capitol felony, subject to a $500,000 fine and the possibility of the death penalty.

Synthetic Cannabis

Amount
Sentence
280 g or more, but less than 500 g
Man. Min. 3 yrs. + $50,000 fine
500 g or more, but less than 1kg
Man. Min. 7 yrs. + $100,000 fine
1kg or more, but less than 30kg
Man. Min. 15 yrs. + $200,000 fine
30kg or more
Man. Min. 25 yrs. + $750,000 fine