Orlando Marijuana Possession Defense Attorney

Orlando Drug Arrest Attorneys

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 Possession 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 felonyUp 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.

Recent Case Result

Possession of Marijuana

Attorney Zahra Umansky represented a client charged with possession of cannabis under 20 grams & possession of drug paraphernalia – both carry a potential maximum penalty of 1 year in jail, 1 year probation & $1000 fine. Attorney Umansky was able to negotiate a plea offer for her client that was for a fine and court costs only. Attorney Umansky was able to prevent her client from being convicted on the possession of cannabis charge which carries a two-year driver’s license suspension.

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 attorneysrepresent 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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Case Results

Burglary of Dwelling; Petit Theft

Withhold with 6 months probation and impulse control; adjudication withheld

Grand Theft ($300-$5000)

Nolle Prosequi-Case Dropped

CT-Driving Under the Influence Car (M1)

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

CT- Driving under the influence car

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

Grand Theft Third Degree

Adjudicated Guilty; One day jail/one day time serve; Restitution fees; Court Cost

Petit Theft < 300

We negotiated an agreement that entailed the State dropping the charge after our client completed a Pre-Trial Diversion Program. The Charge was dropped via a Nolle Prosequi.

Unlawful Speeding

Withhold of Adjudication; No points on license; Paid fine and clerk cost; 8 hour aggressive driver class; 90 days to satisfy fine and class

Shoot/Throw Missile Into Dwell/Struct/Veh; Child Abuse; Criminal Mischief; Battery (Domestic Violence)

No Information Notice - Charges Dropped

Attach Tag/Lic Plate To Unassigned Vehicle (M2)

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

DUI with Minor In Car or BAL of .20 or Higher

Pled No Contest, 1 Year Probation, 10 day Car Impound, Community Service

Motion to Modify Probation

Motion Granted in 48 hours

Petit Theft

Adjudication Withheld, 4 Months probation, Costs/Fines, Impulse Control Class

Petit Theft of $100 or MORE (M1)

Nolle Prosequi

Refuse To Submit To DUI Test (M1)

Case Dropped

Battery on Law Enforcement Officer (F3); Disorderly Conduct (M2)

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped


Charges Dropped

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Motion to Terminate Probation Granted

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Not Guilty

Leave Scene Of A Crash W/Property Damage (M2)

Case Dropped

Motion to Modify and Impose a Withhold of Adjudication


Attempted Burglary of a Conveyance

Charges dropped

Possession of Cannabis (less than 20 grams)

Charges dropped


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Charges dropped

Driving Under the Influence

Reduced to Reckless Driving

Violation of Probation

Case Dismissed

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