Drug Charges Are Never Taken Lightly
Marijuana Possession: It’s Still a Crime in Florida
Possession of Marijuana can be charged as a misdemeanor or felony, depending on the amount of marijuana found in your possession and the apparent intent behind your possession.
If law enforcement finds less than 20 grams of marijuana in your possession and believes the drug was merely for personal use, you will likely be charged with a first-degree misdemeanor, punishable by up to 1 year in jail and a $1000 fine.
On the other hand, if law enforcement finds more than twenty (20) grams of marijuana in your possession and/or believes you intended to sell the drug, you could face felony charges with much stiffer penalties. The degree of the felony increases if police find an intent to sell marijuana near a school or place of worship.
Despite the potential for serious penalties on a marijuana-related charge, Florida law considers marijuana the least offensive drug.
An experienced criminal defense attorney can negotiate leniency on marijuana charges (especially misdemeanors), including community service or an online drug class in exchange for dismissal of the case.
Possession of Cocaine, Ecstasy, Methamphetamine or Heroin
In contrast, charges involving cocaine, MDMA (ecstasy), Methamphetamine, or Heroin are rarely taken lightly.
Even simple possession will send you to felony court. As expected, sale of cocaine, MDMA (ecstasy), Methamphetamine, or Heroin could enhance your charge and your exposure to criminal liability.
When Facing Any Drug Charge, Don’t Take Any Chances
You will need everything in your favor, beginning with a strong criminal defense attorney who will question the State’s evidence.
At Casanova Law, experience, skill and tenacity will ensure that you receive the defense you deserve. Our law firm has extensive experience negotiating and litigating cases for those facing all types of drug possession offenses.
If language is a barrier or drug charges place your immigration status at risk, you can benefit from our leading Attorney Lourdes Casanova, a trilingual criminal defense lawyer who understands the interplay between immigration and criminal law.
Call an attorney with Casanova Law today: 561-209-1440. Or, send us an email.
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