January 10, 2014

Florida Oxycodone Hydrocodone Hydromorphone Minimum Mandatory Law

Florida Statute § 893.135 Oxycodone, Hydrocodone, Hydromorphone Minimum Mandatory Sentences

The Florida Statutes on Morphine, opium, oxycodone, hydrocodone, hydromorphone, or any salt, derivative, isomer, or salt of an isomer, including heroin provide harsh minimum mandatory sentences that kick-in at as little as 4 grams. 

The stakes become higher when 14 grams are alleged and proven by admissible evidence to a jury and/or sentencing judge in Florida State Courts. At 30 kilograms, life imprisonment without parole isan option for police and prosecutors.


Morphine, opium, oxycodone, hydrocodone, hydromorphone, or any salt, derivative, isomer, or salt of an isomer, including heroin
4 – 14 grams
3 years, $50,000 fine

14 – 28 grams
15 years, $100,000 fine



28 grams – 30 kilograms
25 years, $500,000 fine


30+ kilograms

life imprisonment without parole