The Law Offices of Germain & McCarthy is an experienced criminal defense law firm in Melbourne, Florida. Our criminal defense lawyers are effective in legally representing clients for Trafficking in Cannabis charges. As with any drug-related offense, alleged offenders run the risk of negatively affecting their employment status, military, or academic status; prohibition from attending your child’s school or recreational activities; ineligibility to have your record sealed; and if convicted a mandatory two (2) year Driver’s License suspension.
Trafficking in Cannabis Defense Attorney in Brevard County
A possession of cannabis conviction for possession amounts greater than 20 grams is a felony conviction. This form of conviction will consequently have to be unveiled on any job application and will be confirmed in basic background checks. Felony convictions lead to the loss of certain civil rights as well as the right to possess a gun / firearm or vote in any state, local, or federal election.
Florida State Statute §893.135: Trafficking, mandatory sentences; suspension or reduction of sentences; conspiracy to engage in trafficking:
Trafficking in Cannabis | 1st Degree Felony Charge
Mandatory Minimum Sentence
- In excess of 25 but less than 2,000 pounds or 300 or more cannabis plants
- 3 Years + $25,000 fine
- 2,000 pounds but less than 10,000 pounds or is 2,000 or more cannabis plants
- 7 Years + $50,000 fine
- 10,000 pounds or more or is 10,000 or more cannabis plants
- 15 Years + $200,000 fine
Federal Drug Trafficking – Marijuana
|Drug||Quantity||1st Offense||2nd Offense|
|Marijuana||1,000 kg or more mixture; or 1,000 or more plants|
|Marijuana||100 kg to 999 kg mixture; or 100 to 999 plants|
greater than 10 kgs hashish; 50 to 99 kg mixture
greater than 1 kg of hashish oil; 50 to 99 plants
|Marijuana||1 to 49 plants; less than 50 kg mixture|
|Hashish||10 kg or less|
|Hashish Oil||1 kg or less|
Federal Drug Trafficking Bond Motions
According to Florida State Statute §893.135 for Trafficking; Mandatory Sentences; Suspension or Reduction of Sentences; Conspiracy to Engage in Trafficking–
§893.135 (I)4. The state attorney may move the sentencing court to reduce or suspend the sentence of any person who is convicted of a violation of this section and who provides substantial assistance in the identification, arrest, or conviction of any of that person’s accomplices, accessories, coconspirators, or principals or of any other person engaged in trafficking in controlled substances. The arresting agency shall be given an opportunity to be heard in aggravation or mitigation in reference to any such motion.
Upon good cause shown, the motion may be filed and heard in camera. The judge hearing the motion may reduce or suspend the sentence if the judge finds that the defendant rendered such substantial assistance.
The Law Offices of Germain & McCarthy | Marijuana Drug Trafficking Attorney
Our experienced Brevard County marijuana defense attorneys with The Law Offices of Germain & McCarthy can effectively defend clients accused of trafficking in marijuana. Our attorneys understand that any drug possession accusation can be damaging to your reputation. We will utilize our competent knowledge of Florida’s drug laws to represent you.
Contact us by calling (321) 253-3447 or submit your information in our online form. The Law Offices of Germain & McCarthy defends clients for Trafficking in Cannabis / Marijuana charges in Brevard County, Volusia County, Seminole County, Orange County, Osceola County, and Indian River County, FL.