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What are the punishments for opioid drug offenses?

The punishment varies from the actual charge itself. It depends on the charge. In Florida and in federal courts, you can be charged with mere possession all the way up to trafficking in opioids. The more serious the offense, the more likely you can receive mandatory sentences of up to 15 or 30 years in prison. For mere possession there can be a probation period. Sometimes if you are a first offender, a good attorney may be able to get you into a diversionary program, which requires you to do probationary type sanctions, but if you are successful it may result in the ultimate charges being dismissed.