Trafficking in Marijuana in Florida

In Florida, the crime of trafficking in marijuana is defined in section 893.135(1)(a) of the Florida Statues.

So what is trafficking in marijuana according to Florida law?

Any person who knowingly sells, purchases, manufactures, delivers, or brings into this state, or who is knowingly in actual or constructive possession of, in excess of 25 pounds of marijuana, or 300 or more marijuana plants.

What are the penalties if you are convicted of trafficking in marijuana in Florida?

Trafficking in marijuana is a first-degree felony in Florida. The penalties can be more severe if you have more than 25 pounds of marijuana or if you are a habitual or violent offender.

What are the mandatory minimum prison sentences for trafficking in marijuana in Florida as defined in section 893.13(1)(a)(1-3)?

If you have of 25 pounds or more of marijuana, but less than 2,000 pounds, or 300 or more marijuana plants, but not more than 2,000 marijuana plants, the mandatory minimum prison sentence is 3 years, and a fine of $25,000.

If you are in possession of 2,000 pounds or more of marijuana, but less than 10,000 pounds, or 2,000 or more marijuana plants, but not more than 10,000 marijuana plants, the mandatory minimum prison sentence is 7 years, and the a fine of $50,000.

If you are in possession of 10,000 pounds or more of marijuana, or 10,000 or more marijuana plants, the mandatory minimum prison sentence is 15 calendar years and a fine of $200,000.

As you can see, the penalties for trafficking in marijuana in Florida are harsh.  The Law Offices of Patrick J. McGeehan, P.A. is a logical choice to represent you if you are charged with trafficking in marijuana in Florida.  Conveniently located in Downtown Miami, Florida The Law Offices of Patrick J. McGeehan, P.A. provides quality, experienced representation to those charged with the crime of trafficking in marijuana in Florida.

For more information on the crime of trafficking in marijuana call Patrick McGeehan at 305-577-4933.

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