In the State of Florida, Trafficking in Heroin is classified as a first-degree felony. Pursuant to Florida Statute 893.135(1)(c)(1), a person has committed the offense of Trafficking in Heroin if they knowingly sell, deliver, manufacture, or possess more than 4-grams of heroin.
Penalties for Trafficking in Heroin A conviction for Trafficking in Heroin can result in a lengthy minimum-mandatory prison sentence along with hefty fines. As a result of these serious consequences, it is important that you understand your rights. Having an experienced Orlando Drug Trafficking Attorney by your side could mean the difference of serving a lengthy prison sentence and having your charges reduced. In the State of Florida, the possible sanctions for Trafficking in Heroin will depend upon the weight of the substance:
4-grams to 14-grams - 3-year minimum-mandatory sentence
14-grams to 28-grams - 15-year minimum-mandatory sentence
28-grams to 30 kilograms - 25-year minimum-mandatory sentence
30 kilograms or more - Life in Prison
Possible Defenses to Trafficking in Heroin In every case we defend, our goal is to find the weakness in the State's case that can result in our client's charges being reduced or dismissed. Some of the defenses that will be explored in your Trafficking in Heroin case include:
Did law enforcement have probable cause to stop your vehicle?
Was there an illegal search and seizure?
Does the State have sufficient evidence?
Reliability of a Confidential Informant?
Contact our Central Florida Trafficking in Heroin Attorney Today If you have been arrested and charged with Trafficking in Heroin, it is imperative that you seek the advice and counsel of our Orlando Drug Crimes Attorney. We offer a free and confidential consultation and years of experience and results. Schedule your consultation today by calling 407-473-1233.
Michael E. Zmijewski Experienced Central Florida Drug Trafficking Attorney