What is the potential range of punishment for drug trafficking in Oklahoma?

Oklahoma is known to be one of the harshest states for punishing those charged with trafficking illegal drugs.  To most "trafficking" means a large mastermind intent to distribute illegal drugs to others - unfortunately, Oklahoma defines "trafficking" on weight of the drugs alone...and the threshold weight which triggers the trafficking punishment is so small that it can easily be actually intended for personal use. 

At the present time the minimum range of punishment for trafficking illegal drugs is as follows: 

1: Cocaine - minimum 10 years to life, fines of $25,000 - $500,000.  (greater weight/priors carries higher minimum and fines)

2: Marijuana - minimum 4 years to life, fines of $25,000 - $500,000. (greater weight/priors carries higher minimum and fines)

3: Meth - minimum 4 years to life, fines of $25,000 - $500,000. (greater weight/priors carries higher minimum and fines)

The really bad news is that there are no "earned credits" available.  This means the person convicted of trafficking will serve at least 90% of the actual sentence.  If the actual weight of the drugs is significant or the defendant has prior convictions then the minimum time to serve could be up to 20 years.

If you are charged with trafficking illegal drugs in Oklahoma then it is crucial that you contact an aggressive drug trafficking defense attorney well versed in sentencing pitfalls and complex search and seizure laws. 

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