In Florida, it is illegal to possession any amount of marijuana. Possession of Marijuana in Florida has many possible defenses, which must be reviewed and analyzed by a skilled Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer or Jacksonville Criminal Defense Lawyer.Learn More
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In Florida, it is illegal to possession any amount of marijuana. Possession of less then twenty grams of marijuana is a misdemeanor, while possession of greater than twenty grams of marijuana is a felony. Possession of Marijuana in Florida has many possible defenses, which must be reviewed and analyzed by a skilled Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer or Jacksonville Criminal Defense Lawyer.
The penalties associated with Possession of Marijuana depend on whether one is charged with a misdemeanor or felony.
Possession of Less than Twenty Grams of Marijuana is a First Degree Misdemeanor, punishable by a maximum penalty of up to one (1) year in county jail, one (1) year of probation, a $1,000.00 fine, and in some cases, a one (1) year suspension of driving privileges.
Possession of Greater than Twenty Grams of Marijuana is classified as a Third Degree Felony, which is punishable by a maximum penalty of up to five (5) years in prison. five (5) years of probation, a $5,000.00 fine, and, in some cases, a one (1) suspension of driving privileges.
In addition to pretrial and trial motions, common defenses to Possession of Marijuana include:
This list of several common defenses to Possession of Marijuana is not exhaustive. Each case must be analyzed based on its own specific facts and circumstances.
If you have been arrested or charged with Possession of Marijuana in Jacksonville or Northeast Florida, contact Rainka Law now. The initial consultation is always free.
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