Florida Penalties for Drug Crimes

by Aaron Delgado
09/09/19
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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 $1,000,000.  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, call Delgado & Romanik for a free consultation with an experienced criminal defense 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

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

Morphine / Opium / Heroin / Etc.

Also includes Hydromorphone (Dilaudid), Methadone, and 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 **

Oxycodone / Percocet / OxyContin / Etc.

Also includes Roxicodone, Endocet, Percodan, Endodan, Combunox, Targiniq ER, and 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 **

Hydrocodone / Codeine / Vicodin / Etc.

Also includes Norco, Lortab, Lorcet, Hysingla ER, Zohydro ER, Vantrela ER, Azdone, Zydone, Hycet, Maxidone, Stagesic, Verdrocet, Xodol, Zamicet, and 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 **

MDMA (Ecstasy) / MDA / PVP / Etc.

Also includes Methylone, Substituted Cathinone, and Substituted Phenethylamine.

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

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

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 **

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

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

Amphetamine (Methamphetamine)

Also includes any mixture containing Amphetamine, Methamphetamine, 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

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 *

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

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

1,4-Butanediol (BD)

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 **

Notes About Drug Trafficking Fines & Sentencing

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.

* If you have killed or induced 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.

** 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.

If you or a loved one have been arrested for a drug-related crime, you need a skilled and experienced drug crime lawyer to help you fight your charges and the serious consequences that follow a conviction. Call 386-222-6677 for a free consultation with a Daytona Beach or DeLand drug crime lawyer today.

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