South Florida felons owe a billion dollars in fines — and that will affect their ability to vote

And some individual crimes can carry much higher fines. For example, marijuana trafficking in Florida involves 25 pounds or more of the plant. Those convicted of trafficking who are caught with 25 to 2,000 pounds or more than 300 plants face a $25,000 fine. If it’s 2,000 to 10,000 pounds or more than 2,000 plants, the sentence comes with a $50,000 fine. And for amounts over 10,000 pounds or 10,000 plants, the fine is $200,000.