Defending You From Drug Charges In Central Florida

Most criminal drug cases involve search and seizure issues, the actions of informants and undercover detectives, and criminal forfeitures. As a result, several factors must be considered when evaluating whether evidence should be suppressed, whether officers had probable cause to make an arrest and whether there is enough evidence to justify seizing property and freezing bank accounts.

At the office of Damore, Delgado & Romanik , our lawyers understand how drug crime investigations and cases are put together. We know what to look for to suppress evidence, how to discredit informants, and how to block attempts to seize assets and take property. Our approach is aggressive and thorough, examining all aspects of your arrest, from whether reasonable suspicion existed to stop you to any violation of your Fourth Amendment constitutional rights.

See examples of our Criminal Case Verdicts

If you are facing drug charges, call us at 386-492-8694. In a free consultation, an attorney at our firm can review your case and discuss possible defense strategies with you. We have law offices in Daytona Beach, DeLand and Altamonte Springs.

Drug Crimes And Our Criminal Law Practice

We handle a variety of state and federal drug crimes involving all types of crimes involving drugs, including:

  • Marijuana
  • Powdered cocaine
  • Cocaine rock (crack)
  • Methamphetamine (meth)
  • Heroin
  • Percocet
  • OxyContin
  • Ecstasy
  • Other illegal and regulated substances

Drug Crimes — Understanding The Penalties You Face

Our attorneys represent clients charged with the types of crimes associated with these drugs, such as drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, drug dealing or possession with intent to sell, and trafficking, among others. The punishments for these crimes depend on the amount of the drug (in weight) and the intention of the individual. Consequences for a felony drug crime conviction can include harsh, mandatory minimum incarceration or large fines and forfeiture of assets, including your car, house and bank accounts; a charge of intent to distribute a drug like meth can carry a 20-year sentence and fines of up to $1 million.

License Issues

If you are convicted of even a low-level drug crime, you may be concerned with a range of issues involving your driver's or professional license. The loss of a license may have a drastic impact on you and your career. Our firm is experienced with advising clients on these types of issues.

To discuss a drug crime case in Florida, contact Damore, Delgado & Romanik for a free consultation with a lawyer.

Trafficking

Morphine, Opium, Hydromorphone (Dilaudid), and Heroin (also Methadone, Buprenorphine)

AmountSentence

4 g or more, but less than 14 g

Man. Min. 3 yrs. + $50,000 fine

14 g or more, but less than 28 g

Man. Min. 15 yrs. + $100,000 fine

28 g or more, but less than 30 kg

Man. Min. 25 yrs. + $500,000 fine

30 kg or more, but less than 60 kg

Life without parole

Note: If you kill or induce others to kill someone in the commission of trafficking, or your conduct in trafficking led to a natural, though not inevitable, lethal result, the offense becomes a capitol felony, subject to a $500,000 fine and the possibility of the death penalty.

60 kg or more

Life without parole

Note: If you know that death is a probable result of your trafficking, the offense becomes a capitol felony, subject to a $500,000 fine and the possibility of the death penalty.

Oxycodone (Percocet, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Endocet, Percodan, Endodan, Combunox, Targiniq ER, Troxyca ER)

AmountSentence

7 g or more, but less than 14 g

Man. Min. 3 yrs. + $50,000 fine

14 g or more, but less than 25 g

Man. Min. 7 yrs. + $100,000 fine

25 g or more, but less than 100 g

Man. Min. 15yrs. + $500,000 fine

100 g or more, but less than 30 kg

Man. Min. 25 yrs. + $750,000 fine

30 kg or more, but less than 60 kg

Life without parole

Note: If you kill or induce others to kill someone in the commission of trafficking, or your conduct in trafficking led to a natural, though not inevitable, lethal result, the offense becomes a capitol felony, subject to a $500,000 fine and the possibility of the death penalty.

60 kg or more

Life without parole

Note: If you know that death is a probable result of your trafficking, the offense becomes a capitol felony, subject to a $500,000 fine and the possibility of the death penalty.

Hydrocodone (also Codeine. Vicodin, Norco, Lortab, Lorcet, Hysingla ER, Zohydro ER, Vantrela ER, Azdone, Zydone, Hycet, Maxidone, Stagesic, Verdrocet, Xodol, Zamicet, Zolvit)

AmountSentence

14 g or more, but less than 28 g

Man. Min. 3 yrs. + $50,000 fine

28 g or more, but less than 50 g

Man. Min. 7 yrs. + $100,000 fine

50 g or more, but less than 200 g

Man. Min. 15 yrs. + $500,000 fine

200 g or more, but less than 30 kg

Man. Min. 25 yrs. + $750,000 fine

30 kg or more, but less than 60 kg

Life without parole

Note: If you kill or induce others to kill someone in the commission of trafficking, or your conduct in trafficking led to a natural, though not inevitable, lethal result, the offense becomes a capitol felony, subject to a $500,000 fine and the possibility of the death penalty.

60 kg or more

Life without parole

Note: If you know that death is a probable result of your trafficking, the offense becomes a capitol felony, subject to a $500,000 fine and the possibility of the death penalty.

MDMA (Ecstasy; also MDA, Methylone, Substituted Cathinone, Substituted Phenethylamine, PVP )

AmountSentence

10 g or more, but less than 200 g

Man. Min. 3 yrs. + $50,000 fine

200 g or more, but less than 400 g

Man. Min. 7 yrs. + $100,000 fine

400 g or more

Man. Min. 15 yrs. + $250,000 fine

30 kg or more

Man. Min. 15 yrs. + $250,000 fine

Note: If you know that death is a probable result of your trafficking, the offense becomes a capitol felony, subject to a $250,000 fine and the possibility of the death penalty.

Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD)

AmountSentence

1 g or more, but less than 5 g

Man. Min. 3 yrs. + $50,000 fine

5 g or more, but less than 7 g

Man. Min. 7 yrs. + $100,000 fine

7 g or more

Man. Min. 15 yrs. + $500,000 fine

Note: If you know that death is a probable result of your trafficking, the offense becomes a capitol felony, subject to a $500,000 fine and the possibility of the death penalty.

Cannabis

AmountSentence

25 lbs. or more, but less than 2,000 lbs.; or 300 plants or more, but not more than 2,000 plants

Man. Min 3 yrs. + $25,000 fine

2,000 lbs. or more, but less than 10,000 lbs.; or 2,000 plants or more, but not more than 10,000 plants

Man. Min. 7 yrs. + $50,000 fine

10,000 lbs. or more; or 10,000 plants or more

Man. Min. 15 yrs. + $200,000 fine

Cocaine

AmountSentence

28 g or more, but less than 200 g

Man. Min. 3 yrs. + $50,000 fine

200 g or more, but less than 400 g

Man. Min. 7 yrs. + $100,000 fine

400 g or more, but less than 150 kg

Man. Min. 15 yrs. + $250,000 fine

150 kg or more

Life without parole

Note: If you kill or induce others to kill someone in the commission of trafficking, or your conduct in trafficking led to a natural, though not inevitable, lethal result, the offense becomes a capitol felony, subject to a $250,000 fine and the possibility of the death penalty.

300 kg or more

Life without parole

Note: If you know that death is a probable result of your trafficking, the offense becomes a capitol felony, subject to a $500,000 fine and the possibility of the death penalty.

Phencyclidine (PCP)

AmountSentence

28 g or more, but less than 200 g

Man. Min. 3 yrs. + $50,000 fine

200 g or more, but less than 400 g

Man. Min. 7 yrs. + $100,000 fine

400 g or more

Man. Min. 15 yrs. + $250,000 fine

800 g or more

Man. Min. 15 yrs. + $250,000 fine

Note: If you know that death is a probable result of your trafficking, the offense becomes a capitol felony, subject to a $250,000 fine and the possibility of the death penalty.

Fentanyl (Alfentanil, Carfentanil, Sufentanil)

AmountSentence

4 g or more, but less than 14 g

Man. Min. 3 yrs. + $50,000 fine

14 g or more, but less than 28 g

Man. Min. 15 yrs. + $100,000 fine

28 g or more

Man. Min. 25 yrs. + $500,000 fine

Methaqualone (Quaaludes)

AmountSentence

200 g or more, but less than 5 kg

Man. Min. 3 yrs. + $50,000 fine

5 kg or more, but less than 25 kg

Man. Min. 7 yrs. + $100,000 fine

25 kg or more

Man. Min. 15 yrs. + $250,000 fine

50 kg or more

Man. Min. 15 yrs. + $250,000 fine

Note: If you know that death is a probable result of your trafficking, the offense becomes a capitol felony, subject to a $250,000 fine and the possibility of the death penalty.

Amphetamine (Methamphetamine, or any mixture containing amphetamine or methamphetamine, or phenylacetone, phenylacetic acid, pseudoephedrine, or ephedrine in conjunction with other chemicals and equipment utilized in the manufacture of amphetamine or methamphetamine)

AmountSentence

14 g or more, but less than 28 g

Man. Min. 3 yrs. + $50,000 fine

28 g or more, but less than 200 g

Man. Min. 7 yrs. + $100,000 fine

200 g or more

Man. Min. 15 yrs. + $250,000 fine

400 g or more

Man. Min. 15 yrs. + $250,000 fine

Note: If you know that death is a probable result of your trafficking, the offense becomes a capitol felony, subject to a $250,000 fine and the possibility of the death penalty.

Flunitrazepam (Rohypnol/Roofies)

AmountSentence

4 g or more, but less than 14 g

Man. Min. 3 yrs. + $50,000 fine

14 g or more, but less than 28 g

Man. Min. 7 yrs. + $100,000 fine

28 g or more, but less than 30 kg

Man. Min. 25 yrs. + $500,000 fine

30 kg or more

Life without parole

Note: If you kill or induce others to kill someone in the commission of trafficking, or your conduct in trafficking led to a natural, though not inevitable, lethal result, the offense becomes a capitol felony, subject to a $500,000 fine and the possibility of the death penalty.

Gamma-Hydroxybutyric Acid (GHB)

AmountSentence

1 kg or more, but less than 5 kg

Man. Min. 3 yrs. + $50,000 fine

5 kg or more, but less than 10 kg

Man. Min. 7 yrs. + $100,000 fine

10 kg or more

Man. Min. 15 yrs. + $250,000 fine

150 kg or more

Man. Min. 15 yrs. + $250,000 fine

Note: If you know that death is a probable result of your trafficking, the offense becomes a capitol felony, subject to a $250,000 fine and the possibility of the death penalty.

Gamma-Butyrolactone (GBL)

AmountSentence

1 kg or more, but less than 5 kg

Man. Min. 3 yrs. + $50,000 fine

5 kg or more, but less than 10 kg

Man. Min. 7 yrs. + $100,000 fine

10 kg or more

Man. Min. 15 yrs. + $250,000 fine

150 kg or more

Man. Min. 15 yrs. + $250,000 fine

Note: If you know that death is a probable result of your trafficking, the offense becomes a capitol felony, subject to a $250,000 fine and the possibility of the death penalty.

1,4-Butanediol

AmountSentence

1 kg or more, but less than 5 kg

Man. Min. 3 yrs. + $50,000 fine

5 kg or more, but less than 10 kg

Man. Min. 7 yrs. + $100,000 fine

10 kg or more

Man. Min. 15 yrs. + $500,000 fine

150 kg or more

Man. Min. 15 yrs. + $500,000 fine

Note: If you know that death is a probable result of your trafficking, the offense becomes a capitol felony, subject to a $500,000 fine and the possibility of the death penalty.

Synthetic Cannabis

AmountSentence

280 g or more, but less than 500 g

Man. Min. 3 yrs. + $50,000 fine

500 g or more, but less than 1 kg

Man. Min. 7 yrs. + $100,000 fine

1 kg or more, but less than 30 kg

Man. Min. 15 yrs. + $200,000 fine

30 kg or more

Man. Min. 25 yrs. + $750,000 fine