Marijuana Possession Charges in Florida
Marijuana Possession in Florida: Legal Defense with 25+ Years Experience
In Florida, marijuana possession charges carry significant consequences despite the legalization of recreational marijuana in several other states. Possession can result in potential jail time, expensive fines, and a permanent mark on your criminal record.
If you face possession charges in Florida, The Law Office of David A. Webster, P.A. stands ready to construct an effective and personalized defense for you, aiming to either reduce your charges or secure a total dismissal of your case. With over 30 years of collective experience, our Seminole County criminal defense attorneys possess a comprehensive understanding of state drug laws to help you navigate the complexities of the criminal justice system.
What are the Marijuana Laws in Florida?
Under Florida law, defining possession of a controlled substance like marijuana means having the ability to exercise ownership rights, manage, or control the substance during the time of possession. Possession may be “actual” or “constructive” in nature.
What is the Penalty for Possession of Marijuana in Florida?
If you have less than 20 grams of marijuana in possession, it is considered a first-degree misdemeanor that is punishable by a maximum jail sentence of one year and fines of up to $1,000. If you have more than 20 grams to 25 lbs. or under 300 plants in possession, it is a third-degree felony that results in a maximum prison sentence of five years and fines of up to $5,000.
- Mandatory driver’s license revocation
- Ineligibility for some government employment
- Ineligibility for public housing
- Interference with state licensing and certifications
- Interference with employment prospects and college applications
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With thousands of cases handled, our legal team understands what it takes to get the best results possible. We offer personalized representation that keeps your best interests in mind. So, if you’re dealing with a marijuana possession charge in Florida, reach out to our experienced legal team for a defense consultation.