PALM BEACH GARDENS FL TRAFFICKING IN OXYCODONE DEFENSE ATTORNEYS
WITH OFFICES IN BOCA RATON, FLORIDA
The criminal defense lawyers at Arnesen Law represent clients charged with a multitude of drug-related offenses, ranging from oxycodone and heroin trafficking, to possession of cocaine. These skilled legal practitioners appear regularly in courts throughout South Florida in towns including Palm Beach Gardens, Delray Beach, and Manalapan, focusing specifically on clients charged with criminal and DUI offenses.
Having participated in the investigation and prosecution of countless drug cases during his work as a former police officer, founding partner Jay Arnesen is uniquely qualified to evaluate cases involving alleged drug offenses. In fact, his extensive credentials include certification through The John Jay University School of Criminal Justice’s High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Advanced Training Narcotics Course. This highly regarded program certification is achieved by law enforcement officials serving a variety of distinguished agencies, including the FBI, DEA, ATF, and US Customs Enforcement Bureau.
With the professionalism, compassion, and expertise to address drug charges from both sides of the law, the attorneys at The Arnesen Law Firm are available anytime at 561-419-9630 to provide free legal consultations.
“As a former police officer, I used to help prosecute these charges for the State. Now, let me use my training and experience to combat these charges for you in court.” Jay Arnesen, Esq., Criminal Defense Attorney
Trafficking in Oxycodone – Florida Statutes Section 893.135
Drug Trafficking is considered an extremely serious crime in Florida. In fact, these offenses entail a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment, the terms of which are contingent upon the amount of the substance involved in the alleged offense. The Florida Criminal Code includes a lengthy list of drug trafficking charges, which are contained in Chapter 893, Section 135. Specifically, 893.135 details the penalties associated with offenses for trafficking in oxycodone in subsection (c) of this section. The penalties associated with these offenses are based on the weight (measured in grams and/or kilograms) of the substance seized in each case.
Per the dictates of Section 893.135(c):
(3) A person who knowingly sells, purchases, manufactures, delivers, or brings into this state, or who is knowingly in actual or constructive possession of, 7 grams or more of oxycodone, or any salt, derivative, isomer, or salt of an isomer thereof, or 7 grams or more of any mixture containing any such substance, commits a felony of the first degree, which felony shall be known as “trafficking in oxycodone,” punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084. If the quantity involved:
a. Is 7 grams or more, but less than 14 grams, such person shall be sentenced to a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of 3 years and shall be ordered to pay a fine of $50,000.
b. Is 14 grams or more, but less than 25 grams, such person shall be sentenced to a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of 7 years and shall be ordered to pay a fine of $100,000.
c. Is 25 grams or more, but less than 100 grams, such person shall be sentenced to a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of 15 years and shall be ordered to pay a fine of $500,000.
d. Is 100 grams or more, but less than 30 kilograms, such person shall be sentenced to a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of 25 years and shall be ordered to pay a fine of $750,000.
Trafficking in Oxycodone – Potential Penalties
Although all criminal charges for trafficking in oxycodone are classified as first degree felonies in Florida, the sentencing guidelines associated with these offenses vary based on the weight (measured in grams and/or kilograms) involved, as stated previously. These crimes are punishable by a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment, the length of which is determined by the weight of the oxycodone involved, as well as immense fines. A conviction also requires the imposition of a mandatory 2-year driver’s license suspension, as well as the suspension of the defendants’ business or professional license.
Weights Ranging from 7 to 13 grams: mandatory minimum 3-year term of incarceration, maximum term of 30 years in prison, and a fine of $50,000
Weights Ranging from 14 to 24 grams: mandatory minimum 7-year term of incarceration, maximum term of 30 years in prison, and a fine of $100,000
Weights Ranging from 25 grams to 99 grams: mandatory minimum 15-year term of incarceration, maximum term of 30 years in prison, and a fine of $500,000
Weights Ranging from 100 grams to 30 kilograms: mandatory minimum 25-year term of incarceration, maximum term of 30 years in prison, and a fine of $750,000
Contact Our Palm Beach County Oxycodone Trafficking Defense Lawyers for a Free Consultation
Florida vigorously prosecutes individuals accused of drug trafficking, imposing enormous fines and mandatory minimum prison sentences for defendants found guilty in these cases. Clearly, these charges require a carefully-constructed and fervently argued defense in order to achieve a desirable result. The lawyers at Arnesen Law challenge the State in cases like these throughout South Florida. Contact their offices today at 561-419-9630 to find the help you need to beat these charges. Jay Arnesen’s firm always provides legal consultations at no cost.