Marijuana Offenses in Florida

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According to F.S. § 893.03, marijuana is currently classified as a Schedule 1 drug, meaning that it has no accepted medical use and has a high potential for abuse. If you've been charged with possession or sale of marijuana in Florida, then you are most likely facing felony charges, with penalties of jail time, fines, and more. As soon as possible, you should obtain defense for your charges from a drug defense attorney at Hilliard Law, P.L. Attorney Hilliard has successfully defended a number of drug-related charges and can effectively navigate you through the criminal court process.

Marijuana Possession Laws

The penalties for a marijuana possession are based on the amount in grams or plants:

  • Less than 20 grams: misdemeanor offense with penalties of up to 1 year in jail and fines of up to $1,000
  • More than 20 grams: 3 rd degree felony offense with penalties of up to 5 years in jail and fines of up to $5,000
  • Less than 25 plants: 3 rd degree felony offense with penalties of up to 5 years in jail and fines of up to $5,000
  • More than 25 plants: 2 nd degree felony offense with penalties of up to 15 years in jail and fines of up to $10,000

Marijuana Sale Laws

Penalties for marijuana sale are much stricter, especially if the sale occurred within 1000 feet of a school or park.

  • 25lbs or less: felony offense with penalties of up to 5 years in jail and fines of up to $5,000
  • 25-2000lbs: felony offense with a minimum of 3 years in jail and fines of up to $25,000
  • 2,000-10,000lbs: felony offense with a minimum of 7 years in jail and up to $50,000 in fines
  • More than 10,000lbs: felony offense with a minimum of 15 years in jail and up to $200,000 in fines

In addition to fines and incarceration, further consequences for possession and sale may include revocation of professional license, ineligibility to vote, own/possess a firearm, receive government aid for education, as well as denial of employment and education.

Contact a Drug Defense Attorney at Hilliard Law, P.L. for a Free Case Evaluation

Most marijuana-related crimes are felonies, so you need to make sure that retain a tough marijuana defense attorney in Tampa from Hilliard Law, P.L. Don't risk your future by representing yourself or using a public defender. Attorney Hilliard will dedicate himself to making sure that your rights are protected and finding a positive solution. Call the office to receive your free case evaluation today!

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