Marijuana, legally called cannabis remains illegal in the state of Florida for any purpose, whether medical or recreational. Marijuana possession is a heavily prosecuted crime in Florida and can lead to a blemish on your record. Depending on the amount, it can be either a misdemeanor or felony, which can result in hefty fines, jail time, mandatory drug rehabilitation programs, loss of driving privileges and probation.
Possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis is a misdemeanor, which means you face up to a year of jail, a fine up to $1,000 and 2 years driver’s license suspension.
Over 20 grams is a felony and this means you face up to 5 years in state prison, a fine of up to $5,000 and 2 years without a driver’s license.
Other marijuana and cannabis felonies include possession with intent to sell or deliver, trafficking, sale or delivery, and cultivation of cannabis, which may lead to more serious penalties.
Our Orlando Drug Lawyers will work hard to reduce the impact these charges will have on your life and your future. Contact our attorneys at (407) 956-2172 to discuss your options, including: suppression of evidence, diversion programs, plea bargaining, and trial.
You may also have been charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, in addition to possession of marijuana. It is a misdemeanor to use, possess, manufacture, deliver, or advertise drug paraphernalia. Drug paraphernalia can include pipes, bongs, scales and other measuring devices, containers, bags, and more. A first-degree misdemeanor conviction for drug paraphernalia puts you at risk for a $1,000 fine and a year in jail. Often, the police charge you with paraphernalia just for the baggie the pot was in. It is in your best interest to immediately contact an experienced drug paraphernalia attorney at Brown & Rice, PA
If you have been charged with marijuana possession in the Orlando, Florida area, you need an experienced marijuana possession defense attorney to review your case and defend your rights. The marijuana possession attorneys at Brown & Rice, PA are experienced with charges for cannabis related offenses. These criminal defense attorneys will examine your case for any potential defenses that can be used to lower or even dismiss the charges against you.
To set up your confidential consultation with one of our Orlando possession of cannabis lawyers, give us a call at (407) 956-2172, or contact us online.