You’ve been convicted of PCP trafficking—now what? What are the potential penalties? How long will I be incarcerated? What kind of probation will I receive? Many people have these important questions after being convicted of a drug crime.
This article will provide an overview of the penalties and consequences you may face. No two cases are alike, so consult an attorney if you have any questions or concerns before your trial. With that said, let’s look closely at the penalties for PCP trafficking.
What is PCP Trafficking?
PCP, also known as phencyclidine, is an illegal mind-altering drug that can cause paranoia, delusions, and visual hallucinations. In some cases, it has been linked to violent crimes such as murder and assault.
PCP trafficking is a serious crime that can result in severe penalties. It involves selling, producing, and distributing PCP on the streets or through online markets. Essentially any act of selling or transporting PCP for profit is illegal. As a Schedule II drug, PCP is considered highly addictive and dangerous to users’ health.
What to Expect if You’re Arrested for PCP Trafficking
If you’ve been arrested for trafficking PCP (phencyclidine), you can expect to be charged with a felony offense. The seriousness of your charges and punishment will depend on several factors. However, generally, any felony charge is extremely serious and can have lifelong consequences. If convicted, you can face significant fines and a lengthy prison sentence.
The amount and form of PCP found will determine the severity of the charge(s). Depending on the amount seized by authorities, you might be charged with possession with intent to distribute or sell, both of which are felonies. The type of offense(s) that may be filed against you depends on whether the PCP was in liquid or powder form and if it was manufactured, possessed with intent to distribute, or distributed.
List of Penalties for PCP Trafficking
The penalties for PCP trafficking are as follows:
- If an individual is caught with 28-200 grams of PCP, they will face a minimum of three years imprisonment and a $50,000 fine;
- If an individual is caught with 200-400 grams of PCP, they will face a minimum of seven years imprisonment and a $100,000 fine;
- Finally, if an individual is caught with 400 grams to 150 kilograms of PCP, they will face a minimum of 15 calendar years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine.
In addition, under Florida Statute 893.13(1)(a)(2), if someone dies as a result of ingesting mushrooms or PCP purchased from you, then the state will charge you with murder in the first degree—even if they don’t think it was intentional.
If you are convicted of PCP trafficking and have previously been convicted of any drug-related crime, including PCP distribution, you may be sentenced to life in prison without parole.
The consequences of drug trafficking can be incredibly severe, and anyone convicted of PCP trafficking should take action to protect their rights as soon as possible.
How to Prepare for Your Trial
You need to understand the charges against you, as well as the evidence presented in court. To prepare for your trial, you should familiarize yourself with all the available information. This may include witness testimony, surveillance video, audio recordings, or any other types of evidence.
You will also want to consult a criminal defense attorney knowledgeable in PCP trafficking. The attorney will be able to provide you with sound advice and guide you through the legal system. They will also work with prosecutors to seek a favorable outcome for your case.
Most importantly, the attorney can help you understand how the trial process works, what is expected of you in court, and which legal strategies may be most beneficial. They will explain your rights as a defendant and help protect those rights throughout the proceedings.
Finally, it is important to prepare yourself mentally for your trial. Take time to relax and stay focused during the proceedings to present yourself in the best possible light. This can go a long way in helping to secure a successful outcome for your case.
By preparing for your PCP trafficking trial, you will be better equipped to handle the situation and confidently move forward.
When You’ve Been Convicted Of PCP Trafficking
If you’re convicted of PCP trafficking in Florida, you face a felony charge that can result in prison time. In fact, the state of Florida has some of the harshest penalties for PCP trafficking in the country. If you’ve been arrested for this offense, it’s important to know what to expect when it comes time for sentencing, so you can get a better idea of how things will play out.
First of all, it’s important to know that if you’re convicted of PCP trafficking in Florida, you’ll be facing at least five years behind bars and up to 30 years or more, depending on the amount of drugs involved in your case, and other factors such as whether or not there were any previous convictions on your record.
In addition to these harsh penalties, there are also possible civil consequences associated with being convicted of PCP trafficking in Florida. These include having your assets seized by law enforcement agencies like DEA or FBI; having some or all of these assets sold off by court order; having liens filed against them by creditors seeking repayment on debts owed; losing custody rights over any children under 18 who live with you while they remain under state care; and more.
The best way to avoid these potential consequences is by hiring an attorney right away after being arrested.
Contact a Criminal Defense Attorney Today
PCP trafficking is a serious crime. Those convicted can face potentially severe penalties, including lengthy prison terms and substantial fines. Unfortunately, the complex laws surrounding PCP trafficking can make it difficult for defendants to understand their rights and navigate the criminal process without assistance from an experienced attorney.
If you’ve been charged with PCP trafficking, you’ll want an experienced attorney on your side. Our attorneys at Hanlon Law Tampa provide quality criminal defense representation to clients throughout Tampa, FL, and the surrounding area. Our lawyers have extensive experience in prosecuting drug-related charges, including PCP trafficking. We understand the potential consequences of such cases and fight hard to ensure that our client’s rights are respected and their interests are protected.
Contact our team today to schedule a free consultation.
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