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Drug Trafficking

In Florida, the severity of drug trafficking charges depends on the type of drug and the amount in possession. Possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana is a felony charge. Possessing more than four grams of oxycodone may result in a minimum mandatory prison sentence of three years whether you intended to sell the drugs or not. It is therefore crucial to review your options with a well-qualified and reputable defense lawyer who will fight for your freedom.

West Palm Beach Drug Trafficking Attorney

The attorneys at the law firm of Andrew D. Stine, P.A. in West Palm Beach, Florida, take a proactive approach in defending clients against drug trafficking charges in the surrounding area, including Boca Raton. They use their experience handling drug crimes and knowledge of Florida law to reduce charges whenever possible.

Contact Andrew D. Stine, P.A. at 561.880.4300 and set up a consultation on your drug trafficking charges. Your first consultation is free, and is the first step in crafting your defense.

Drug Trafficking in Florida

Florida Statute § 893.13 states that anyone who delivers or sells a controlled substance can be charged with drug trafficking.  Furthermore, if an individual travels from another state into Florida, while in possession of a controlled substance, he or she can be charged with drug trafficking.

The severity of drug trafficking charges are usually based on the classification of how serious the drug is, as well as how much of the drug was in the individual’s possession at the time.

Florida’s Drug Schedule

In Florida, all control substances are classified in Schedules. These classifications are based on how addictive each drug is and whether or not that drug has any accepted medical use. According to Fla. Stat. § 893.03, the drug Schedules are as follows:

Because of the dangers and addictive nature of drugs in Schedule I, the penalties associated with trafficking them are more serious than the penalties associated with drugs in lower schedules.

Penalties for Drug Trafficking in Florida

Two of the most commonly trafficked drugs in Florida are Marijuana and Cocaine. According to Fla. Stat. § 893.135, the penalties associated with these two drugs are as follows: Marijuana:


Other commonly trafficked drugs include oxycodone, morphine, hydrocodone, and opium. The punishments associated with these types of drugs are:

Defenses for Drug Trafficking in Florida

Andrew D. Stine, P.A. | West Palm Beach Drug Trafficking Attorney

If you have been charged with drug trafficking in West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Greenacres, or the surrounding areas, contact Andrew D. Stine, P.A.. Stine is a dedicated criminal defense attorney who will aggressively attack the prosecution’s case against you, and use his knowledge of the legal process to help you avoid prison time.

Contact Andrew D. Stine, P.A. at 561.880.4300 to set up a free consultation on your drug charges, and let the devoted West Palm Beach criminal Defense attorneys fight to protect your freedom.