St. Petersburg Drug Trafficking
Florida Drug Trafficking Lawyers
Arrested for Florida Drug Trafficking?
The most serious drug offense in the State of Florida is drug trafficking. Most people think of drug trafficking as a crime by a major drug dealer importing drugs. This is not normally the situation. In the State of Florida, drug trafficking occurs either by the sale of a certain quantity of a drug or by the simple possession of a certain quantity of a drug or specific substance. This substance may be a “street drug” such as cocaine crack cocaine, crank, methamphetamine, or heroin or it may be a prescription type drug such as Hydrocodone, Oxycodone, Oxycontin or brand names such as Vicodin, Demerol, or drugs known as Roxies.
Drug trafficking, under Florida law, is a first degree felony carrying up to 30 years in State prison. All drug trafficking charges carry a “minimum mandatory” prison sentence. Even prescription drugs can be the subject of a trafficking charge. For example, Oxycodone trafficking carries the same prison term as heroin trafficking or trafficking in methamphetamines.
Drug trafficking is covered under Florida Statute 893.135. It was enacted initially to target high level drug dealers. It has come under wide use to charge users and those addicted to prescription drugs with trafficking. Doctor Shopping is a relatively new statute which is often charged. It also it a felony.
Contact Florida and Pinellas County Drug Defense Attorney Larry Sandefer
4625 East Bay Drive
Clearwater, FL 33764
Toll Free: 866-786-5297