What is the sentence for Drug Trafficking marijuana?

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Q: What is the sentence for Drug Trafficking marijuana / cannabis?

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 for cannabis are based on the weight of the drug possessed or the number of plants 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 marijuana are:

• 3 year mandatory prison and $25,000 fine – more than 25 pounds but less than 2000 pounds of marijuana.

• 7 year mandatory prison and $50,000 fine – 2000 pounds or more but less than 10,000 pounds of marijuana.

• 15 year mandatory prison and $200,000 fine – 10,000 pounds or more of marijuana.

For more information on the number of marijuana plants required for trafficking charges and the sentences imposed go to How many marijuana plants do I need to have for a drug trafficking charge?

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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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