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Q: What is the sentence for Drug Trafficking Heroin?

A: Drug Trafficking charges are an extremely serious offense.   Very few crimes in Florida have a mandatory prison sentence included in the law and drug trafficking is one of those offenses.  Drug Trafficking has nothing to do with selling or delivering of a drug.  Drug Trafficking sentences are based solely on the weight of the drug possessed by the defendant.  Drug Trafficking is a first degree felony punishable by up to 30 years in Florida State Prison.  The required weight and sentences imposed for drug trafficking heroin are:

• 3 years mandatory prison and $50,000 fine - 4 grams or more but less than 14 grams of heroin.

• 15 year mandatory prison and $100,000 fine – 14 grams or more but less than 28 grams of heroin.

• 25 year mandatory prison and $500,000 fine – 28 grams or more but less than 30 kilograms of heroin.

• Life In Prison – 30 kilograms or more of heroin.

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If you or your loved one is facing charges for Drug Trafficking call us today for a free initial consultation.  Call the Rooth Law Group to schedule your free consultation: (727) 797-9600 in Pinellas County, (813) 333-6517 in Hillsborough County.

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