Possession of Concentrated Marijuana

Possession of Marijuana is one of the most common drug offenses in the U.S. In recent years, more people got arrested for possession of marijuana in Florida than any other criminal activity combined. When compared to typical possession of marijuana charges, possession of concentrated marijuana carries more severe consequences that have the potential to alter your future.

If you’re now facing or have ever been charged with possession, you know it’s a stressful and intimidating experience. It’s important to understand, however, that you’re not alone. A trusted and experienced criminal defense attorney is the best resource to get you back on track toward life as you knew it before you were charged.

What are the Facts About Marijuana Concentrates?

Concentrated marijuana comes in multiple forms and contains far more THC than typical marijuana substances. Common forms of concentrated marijuana include:

  • Cannabis wax
  • Cannabis oil
  • Cannabis resin
  • Hashish oil
  • Cannabis budder

There are multiple reasons why people possess concentrated marijuana. Some use marijuana for medical treatments, or in a concentrated form that can be mixed with lotions and other substances for clean consumption.

However, no matter what reason a person has for using concentrated marijuana, possession of any amount is against the law.

Penalties of Possession of Concentrated Marijuana

In Florida, possession of concentrated marijuana is considered a third-degree felony which could lead to severe consequences. Anyone who is convicted of marijuana possession faces an automatic driver’s license suspension. Offenders may also face the following punishments:

  • Up to $5,000 in fines
  • Up to 5 years in prison
  • Up to 5 years probation

If a person faces more than one criminal charge or if they’ve been charged with possession more than once, the severity of their penalties increase. The most effective way to mitigate any charges you face is to hire a criminal defense attorney with experience defending drug charges.

What are Viable Defense Strategies for Possession of Concentrated Marijuana?

At The Umansky Law Firm, we work hard to get to know each of our clients and how they came to face their charges. We build viable strategies upon common defenses that stand up in court. Some of the most common defense strategies for possession of concentrated marijuana include:

  • CBD possession (No THC)
  • Illegal search and seizure
  • Lack of knowledge
  • Medical necessity
  • Overdose defense
  • Temporary possession
  • Prescription

Actual possession of marijuana is a difficult charge to defend because, to be charged, law enforcement must be able to prove that you knowingly had marijuana on you. One defense strategy that’s been proven to work time and again is constructive possession. The constructive defense strategy argues that the marijuana in question might have been within your reach, but was not in your possession. According to this defense strategy, the concentrated marijuana may have belonged to someone else, or you might not have known it was there.

Aggressive Drug Defense Lawyers in Orlando are On Your Side

If you’re facing charges for possession of concentrated marijuana in Orlando, The Umansky Law Firm is a source for the kind of lawyers you want on your side. We have more than 100 years of combined experience defending criminal cases throughout Central Florida and have won successful results for thousands of people.

Our team of attorneys is highly rated on Avvo.com and has been named among Florida’s Legal Elite. Thanks to our experience as former prosecutors, we bring a unique point of view to every case. To schedule a free consultation to discuss your charges, call 407-228-3838 or contact us online. We want to help you secure a bright future and don’t believe your life should be defined by a single mistake.