Tallahassee Marijuana Crimes Defense
Protecting You in Cases of Illegal Possession, Cultivation, & Distribution
Florida has historically been steadfast in their refusal to decriminalize marijuana and has given harsh penalties to those found using the substance. This past November, however, the State of Florida finally recognized the medical benefits of marijuana and legalized it for medical use. This has caused a lot of confusion, though.
Marijuana is now legal in the State of Florida for medicinal purposes only, meaning that an individual needs credentialed permission to use it medically, and outside of that institution, it is still illegal. The State of Florida will still crack down hard on those who have been found illegally cultivating the substance, selling it privately, possessing large quanities, and even with a medicinal permission, possessing larger quantities than are allowed.
Penalties for Common Marijuana Crimes
The new law has been passed for the purposes of helping individuals with cancer and other significant illnesses cope with symptoms and manage pain. It has not established a free for fall in marijuana use without any repercussions. If you have been charged with one of the following, call our Tallahassee criminal defense attorneys for help.
- The most prevalent marijuana offenses and their penalties are as follows:
- Illegal Possession: Less than 20 grams is a misdemeanor, while more than 20 grams is a Third Degree Felony. Penalties range from 1 to 5 years in prison.
- Cultivation: Depending on the circumstances, could be charges as a Third, Second, or First Degree felony, most likely ranging from 5 to 30 years in prison.
- Distribution: This can also be charged as a Third, Second, or Third Degree Felony, ranging in prison sentences from 3 to 30 years for a first offense.
Establishing Your Defense
While it may seem hopeless, what it seems is far from the truth. There are a number of possible defenses for all three of these violations. We at Jansen & Davis, P.A. have a long and successful track record in the Tallahassee criminal courts. We can argue against the intention to sell or distribute and contest the circumstances of the search and seizure, being sure it aligns with your 4th Amendment rights and law enforcement did not entrap you.
For more information on these charges and to schedule your free consultation with our Tallahassee criminal defense attorneys, call out offices today at (877) 378-6136!
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