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.

Drug Crime Attorneys

Daytona Beach Drug Crime Lawyers

If you need a defense lawyer experienced in handling drug crimes, you've come to the right place. At the office of Delgado & Romanik, our lawyers understand how drug crime investigations and cases are put together. For instance, most criminal drug cases involve:

As a result, many factors must be considered when evaluating the following:

  • Whether evidence should be suppressed
  • Whether officers had probable cause to make an arrest
  • Whether there is enough evidence to justify seizing property and freezing bank accounts

We know what to look for to suppress evidence, discredit informants, and block attempts to seize assets and take property. Our approach is aggressive and thorough; we examine 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 now at 386.222.6677. In a free consultation with an experienced drug crime attorney, your lawyer will review your case and discuss possible defense strategies with you. Our law offices are conveniently located in Daytona Beach and DeLand. If you are currently in jail and cannot come to us, don't worry - we can come to you, or start your case online!

Defending Drug Charges Across Florida

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

With the increase of counterfeit prescription drugs in Florida, you may be facing even worse consequences if you are caught with a drug containing multiple substances, even if you had no knowledge that the drug was fake. The reason for that is simple: No matter how small the amount of any one of the substances found in the pill may be, the government can charge you for that substance as if it made up the entire weight of the pill. Depending on the chemical composition of what you're arrested for and the total weight of the drugs police find, the consequences of those charges could be catastrophic to the future of your freedom.

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CBD Oil Florida

In certain cases, due to the current status of state and federal laws surrounding CBD, CBD and hemp-related products may be presumed by law enforcement to contain THC. As a result, consumers of CBD oil and hemp products should be aware that these products look, smell, feel, and will presumptively test positive for THC.

That means you can be arrested for the possession of CBD oil and hemp flower that you legally purchased!

Since you don’t need a medical marijuana card to possess CBD oil or hemp products, a person in possession of a product that looks exactly like a substance that most law enforcement officers view as a dangerous drug is extremely troubling. If you or someone you know has been arrested for cannabis possession or works in the CBD and hemp industry and needs legal assistance, please call us at 386.222.6677 so we can promptly begin defending your case.

THC and Marijuana

Contrary to popular belief, THC and marijuana are still illegal in the State of Florida if you do not have a medical marijuana card. That includes vape pens, vaporizer pens, weed pens, etc. containing THC oil. In fact, possession of THC is treated as felony possession of marijuana. That means possession of THC oil without a medical marijuana card is a 3rd degree felony in Florida, punishable by up to 5 years in prison.

Other 3rd degree felony drug crimes include:

  • Possession of Heroin
  • Possession of Ecstasy
  • Possession of Hydrocodone
  • Possession of LSD
  • Possession of many other recreational drugs

If you or a loved one are facing drug charges for possession of THC, THC oil, a vape pen, or a similar THC or marijuana charge, call us at 386.222.6677 or contact us today. In a free consultation with one of our experienced drug crime lawyers, we will review your case and discuss how we may be able to help you overcome these charges.

Drug Crimes — Understanding The Penalties You Face 

Our attorneys represent clients charged with the types of crimes associated with drugs, including but not limited to:

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.

For example, a charge of intent to distribute a drug like meth can carry a 20-year sentence and fines of up to $1 Million.  To learn more about specific drug trafficking charges and their related sentences, see our Drug Trafficking Fines & Sentences section below.

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 & Sentences

Cannabis / Marijuana / Weed / THC

Amount
Sentence
25 to 9,999 lbs.
Man. Min. 3 yrs. + $25,000 fine
300 to 1,999 plants
Man. Min. 3 yrs. + $25,000 fine
2,000 to 9,999 lbs.
Man. Min. 7 yrs. + $50,000 fine
2,000 to 9,999 plants
Man. Min. 7 yrs. + $50,000 fine
10,000 lbs. or more; or 10,000 plants or more
Man. Min. 15 yrs. + $200,000 fine

*** Note: Marijuana in any form is still illegal at the federal level, even if you have a medical marijuana card issued by the State of Florida.

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.

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


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