Florida Minimum Mandatory Drug Sentences

If you are arrested for drug trafficking, mandatory minimum sentencing laws remove discretion from judges. They cannot take into account factors like your record of community service, the impact of the punishment on your family, or how an untreated substance abuse problem might have driven you to violate the law.

Instead, the law mandates that judges impose a one-size-fits-all punishment.

Furthermore, when we think of drug trafficking, most people envision cartels moving truckloads of illicit substances into the United States for distribution through nationwide criminal networks.

But the law has grown more punitive as the war on drugs has progressed. It has reached the point where if police found you with only four grams of an illegal opioid—one teaspoon!—you could face three years in prison and a $50,000 fine for drug trafficking.

Orlando Criminal Defense Lawyer

Jerry Jenkins, Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney

While it’s hard to equate someone in possession of a teaspoon of heroin with our perceptions of a drug trafficker, that’s what Florida’s laws do. Consequently, you don’t want to take your chances when you face trafficking charges, whether at the state or federal level. You want to call our criminal defense lawyers right away so that we can get to work protecting you from strict drug laws that could put you in prison for decades and saddle you with fines you can never hope to pay off—especially with a criminal record that could make finding a good job extremely difficult.

Here is a list of Florida’s mandatory minimums for drug crimes:

Mandatory Minimum Sentences 
Based on Amount of Controlled Substance 
(Fine is also Minimum Mandatory)
Mandatory Minimum Sentence Amount of Controlled Substance Fine
25 Years 200g or more Hydrocodone $750,000
25 Years 100 grams or more Oxycodone $750,000
25 Years 28 Grams or More of Opiates $500,000
15 Years 50 to 200 grams Hydrocodone $500,000
15 Years 25 to 100 grams Oxycodone $500,000
15 Years 14 Grams of Opiates $100,000
15 Years 10,000 pounds/plants of Cannabis $200,000
15 Years 400 Grams of Cocaine $250,000
15 Years 400 Grams of Phencyclidine $250,000
15 Years 25 kilograms of Methaqualone $250,000
15 Years 200 Grams of Amphetamine $250,000
15 Years 28 Grams of Flunitrazepam $500,000
15 Years 10 Kilograms of GHB $250,000
15 Years 10 Kilograms of GBL $250,000
15 Years 400 Grams of MDMA $500,000
15 Years 7 Grams of LSD $250,000
7 Years 28 to 50 grams Hydrocodone $100,000
7 Years 14 to 25 grams Oxycodone $100,000
7 Years 2,000 pounds/plants of Cannabis $50,000
7 Years 200 Grams of Cocaine $100,000
7 Years 200 Grams of Phencyclidine $100,000
7 Years 5 Kilograms of Methaqualone $100,000
7 Years 28 Grams of Amphetamine $100,000
7 Years 14 Grams of Flunitrazepam $100,000
7 Years 5 Kilograms of GHB $100,000
7 Years 200 Grams of MDMA $100,000
7 Years 5 Grams of LSD $100,000
3 Years 14 to 28 grams Hydrocodone $50,000
3 Years 7 to 14 grams Oxycodone $50,000
3 Years 25 Pounds or 30,000 plants of Cannabis $50,000
3 Years 4 Grams of Opiates $50,000
3 Years 28 Grams of Cocaine $50,000
3 Years 28 Grams of Phencyclidine $50,000
3 Years 200 Grams of Methaqualone $50,000
3 Years 14 Grams of Amphetamine $50,000
3 Years 4 Grams of Flunitrazepam $50,000
3 Years 1 Kilogram of GHB $50,000
3 Years 10 Grams of MDMA $50,000
3 Years 1 Gram of LSD $50,000