If you were arrested for possession of marijuana, you may not know what is going to happen next. Fortunately the experienced defense attorneys at The Umansky Law Firm do. We are here to make sure an arrest on marijuana charge does not haunt you for the rest of your life.
What is Considered Possesion of Marijuana in Orlando, Florida
Possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana is a felony in Florida. Depending on the quantity of marijuana and other factors, you could face more serious charges such as possession with intent to sell, drug sales and delivery, or drug trafficking.
Possession of cannabis under 20 grams is a misdemeanor in Florida. However, even a misdemeanor conviction is not a good thing to have on your record. You would be required to disclose that record every time you apply for a job. If you are a student, it could result in loss of eligibility for student grants and loans.
Penalties For Misdemeanor Marijuana Possession
- First-degree misdemeanor: Up to one year in jail and fines up to $1,000
- Second-degree misdemeanor: Up to 60 days in jail and fines up to $500
Penalties for Felony Marijuana Possession
- First-degree felony: Up to 30 years in prison and fines up to $200,000
- Second-degree felony: Up to 15 years in prison and fines up to $10,000
- Third-degree felony: Up to five years in prison and fines up to $5,000
- If the seizure of drug evidence resulted from a vehicle stop, was the stop legal?
- Did police have a right to search your vehicle?
You may also be eligible for first-offender treatment that could resolve the charges without a conviction and in many cases result in charges being dropped or dismissed.
Possible Defense Strategies for Possession of Marijuana
There are many defenses for marijuana charges. Many times the charges hinge on search and seizure issues.
As former prosecutors, we are highly experienced at identifying search and seizure issues that could result in the marijuana charges being dropped.
Contact an Orlando Marijuana Possession Lawyer
An arrest on marijuana charges is a big deal because you have a life ahead of you. If you are convicted, you could end up facing severe penalties based on drug statutes in Florida, such as driver's license suspension, probation or jail time, and a lifetime criminal record. Our drug defense attorneys represent juveniles and adults who are arrested on marijuana charges in Orlando and throughout the central Florida area.
To schedule a free case review with a criminal lawyer at The Umansky Law Firm, contact us online or call 407-228-3838.
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