While several states throughout the country have made recreational marijuana legal, marijuana remains illegal in Florida unless it is used for medical purposes. Even a small amount of marijuana can result in potential jail time, expensive fines, and a permanent mark on your criminal record.
If you have been charged with marijuana possession in Florida, The Law Office of David A. Webster, P.A. is ready to build an effective and personalized defense on your behalf in order to either get your charges reduced or your case dismissed entirely. With over 25 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.
According to Florida law, possession of a controlled substance such as marijuana is defined as the ability to exercise the right of ownership, management, or control over the time possessed. Possession may be “actual” or “constructive” in nature.
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. Other penalties for marijuana possession in Florida include mandatory driver’s license revocation, ineligibility for some government employment, ineligibility for public housing, interference with state licensing and certifications, and interference with employment prospects and college applications.
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. When your freedom is on the line, look no further than The Law Office of David A. Webster, P.A. to fight your charges.
Contact us and discuss your legal options with our Seminole County criminal defense attorneys today.