Possession of THC Oil In Florida

Possession of THC OilFacing drug charges is an experience that can permanently alter your future. Individuals who are convicted of drug crimes often have difficulty returning to their normal life and accomplishing ordinary tasks such as obtaining housing or finding a job. If you’ve been charged with a drug crime in Florida, it’s understandable if you’re worried. You should know, however, that with a trustworthy and knowledgeable attorney, there is hope.

The Umansky Law Firm is a trusted source of legal representation for individuals facing drug charges in Central Florida. We firmly believe that everyone deserves a second chance and will fight to secure a positive outcome.

What Is THC Oil?

Marijuana offenses are some of the most common and serious drug offenses in Florida. Traditionally, marijuana is smoked through a pipe or in the form of a marijuana cigarette. Recently, however, vaping marijuana oil (THC oil) has become a more popular way to get high. THC oil obtains a more potent amount of TCH (which is used to get high) than dried out marijuana leaves that are used for smoking. In Florida, possession of THC oil is considered a serious crime. 

THC oil is different from CBD oil, which many people use to treat chronic pain or other medical issues. Unlike THC oil, users can’t get high from CBD oil. A person with CBD oil in their possession can’t be charged with a drug crime in Florida.

What are Penalties for Possession of THC Oil?

Possession of marijuana is a charge that carries serious consequences in Florida. However, because THC oil is more potent than marijuana leaves, the penalties for possession of THC oil are more severe than the penalties for possession of marijuana. Here are a few facts regarding possession of THC oil:

 

  • THC oil is considered a Schedule I narcotic
  • Possession of THC oil is considered a third-degree felony
  • Penalties for possession of THC oil include up to 5 years incarceration and $5,000 in fines

If you’re facing charges for possession of THC oil, your best chance at winning back your future is to hire a trusted criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. The sooner you hire a criminal defense attorney, the more likely they’ll be able to settle your case before you have to appear in court and mitigate the charges you face.

Viable Defense Strategies for THC Oil Possession

The most effective criminal defense attorneys know that the best defense strategies are built around the details of the case. The knowledgeable attorneys at The Umansky Law Firm take the time to get to know you before they build your defense strategy. Some of the most valid defense strategies for possession of THC oil include:

  • Entrapment
  • Mistaken Identity
  • Unlawful search and seizure
  • Drugs belong to someone else
  • MIstaken crime lab analysis

If you didn’t know the oil you were carrying was THC oil, you have a viable case for your defense. Likewise, if you didn’t know you were in possession of the drug, finding a credible attorney is more important than ever.

Orlando Drug Defense Attorneys Who Provide Second Chances 

The attorneys at The Umansky Law Firm have more than 100 years of combined experience representing individuals just like you across Central Florida. We believe that your life shouldn’t be defined by a single mistake and will fight tirelessly in your defense when the odds are stacked against you. Our law firm is highly rated on Avvo.com and we are members of the Florida Super Lawyers.

To schedule your free consultation, call The Umansky at 407-228-3838 or fill out our online contact form today. We’re attorneys who will fight for you.