If you have been charged with trafficking oxycodone in Florida you are facing stiff penalties if convicted. Depending on the amount of oxycodone you were trafficking, you could spend up to 30 years in prison. Although only an experienced Florida criminal defense attorney can advise you on your specific situation, understanding the punishments associated with being convicted of trafficking various amounts of oxycodone can be helpful.
Trafficking oxycodone is charged as an A felony in Florida. The potential sentence you face depends on the amount of the drug involved. A conviction of trafficking four grams to 13 grams of oxycodone is punishable by up to 30 years in prison, with three years mandatory, and a $50,000 fine. Trafficking 14 grams to 27 grams of oxycodone carries a sentence of up to 30 years in prison, with a 15 year mandatory minimum, and a $100,000 fine. You can be sentenced to up to 30 years in prison, with a 25 year mandatory minimum, and a $500,000 fine if you were trafficking 28 grams or more of oxycodone.
It is important to know that the punishment for trafficking oxycodone is based upon the total combined weight of the oxycodone pills, not the weight of the actual oxycodone in the pills. In other words, you could sell ten pills that collectively weigh more than four grams but whose combined dosage of oxycodone is under four grams and be charged with trafficking.
In addition to jail time and fines, you will have your driver’s license suspended for a minimum of two years after your conviction of trafficking oxycodone. You will not be permitted to petition for a restricted driver’s license until a minimum of six months after your driver’s license was revoked. Additionally, at the time of your conviction any professional license you were granted by the State of Florida will be subject to an immediate emergency suspension.
As you can see, your entire life as you know it is on the line if you are facing charges for trafficking oxycodone. The time to prepare a defense is not the day before a trial. The best way to fight back against these charges is to have a skilled, experienced Florida criminal defense attorney on your side, preparing your defense and acting as your advocate as soon as possible. If you have been charged with trafficking oxycodone in Florida contact an experienced Criminal Defense Attorney immediately. Contact the criminal defense team at Powers Sellers & Finkelstein, PLC by calling 727-531-2926 today to schedule your appointment.