As a result of the epidemic of pill mills in the State of Florida, the Florida Legislature has implemented harsh penalties for the possession, sale, and delivery of prescription medications. Pursuant to Florida Statute 893.135(1)(c)(2), the offense of Trafficking in Hydrocodone occurs when a person sells, purchases, manufactures, or possesses more than 14-grams of Hydrocodone.
Penalties for Trafficking in Hydrocodone If you are convicted of the offense of Trafficking in Hydrocodone, you could be subject to life-changing penalties that includes a minimum-mandatory prison sentence and large fines. The potential penalties you could face for a conviction for Trafficking in Hydrocodone include:
14-grams to 28-grams 3-year minimum-mandatory sentence
28-grams to 50-grams - 7-year minimum-mandatory sentence
200-grams to 30 kilograms - 25-year minimum-mandatory sentence
Defense to Trafficking in Hydrocodone If you have been arrested and charged with the offense of Trafficking in Hydrocodone, it is imperative that you seek the advice and counsel of an experienced Central Florida Drug Trafficking Attorney. With over 15-years of criminal law experience in Central Florida, Attorney Michael Zmijewski has represented clients all throughout Central Florida in Drug Trafficking offenses. In each and every case, Attorney Zmijewski will dedicate his time and effort to uncover issues that will be beneficial to your defense. In Drug Trafficking cases, some of the defenses that will be considered include:
Did the officer have probable cause to stop your vehicle?
Was the search and seizure lawful?
Did law enforcement have probable cause for a warrant?
These are just a number of the defenses available that could mean the difference of you serving a lengthy prison sentence and having your charges reduced or dismissed.
Experienced Central Florida Drug Trafficking Attorney If you or a loved one has been arrested and charged with Trafficking in Hydorocone, contact our office today at 407-473-1233. The consultation is free, and we will review your case, answer your questions, and advise you how we will use our experienced to defend your rights and freedom.
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