Have You Been Arrested For Possession Or Sale Of Marijuana?
Herman Law, P.A. provides aggressive representation to Floridians facing marijuana charges for possession, sale, cultivation, and trafficking. Whether you are facing misdemeanor or felony drug charges, your freedom and your future depends upon the skill of your defense counsel.
Attorney Ron D. Herman is more than your average criminal defense attorney, he is a former prosecutor with over 15 years of experience in criminal law. His track record has earned him some of the most notable accolades in the legal profession, including the AV Preeminent® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®.
What Are Florida’s Marijuana Laws & Penalties?
While other states are beginning to decriminalize marijuana, Florida still prosecutes marijuana crimes rather harshly. In Florida, the punishment for marijuana offenses are:
- Possession of 20 grams or less:misdemeanor, punishable by 1 year in jail and a $1,000 fine.
- Possession of more than 20 grams:felony, punishable by 5 years in prison and a $5,000 fine.
- Less than 25 plants: felony, punishable by 5 years in prison and a $5,000 fine.
- 25 plants: felony, punishable by 15 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
- 20 grams or less without remuneration: misdemeanor, punishable by 1 year in jail and a $10,000 fine.
- Selling 25 lbs. or less:felony, punishable by 5 years in prison and a $5,000 fine.
Under Section 893.135 of the Florida Statutes, any person who sells, purchases, or delivers, or who is in constructive possession of more than 25 pounds of cannabis, or over 300 cannabis plants, commits a felony of the first degree, punishable by up to 30 years, or life imprisonment and is guilty of trafficking in cannabis.
Avoid Jail & Conviction With A Misdemeanor Pretrial Diversion Programs
In qualifying cases, offenders are eligible under the state’s Misdemeanor Pretrial Diversion Program (PDP), which offers an alternative over a standard criminal prosecution. Upon completion of the PDP, the state agrees to drop the criminal charges, allowing the offender to avoid a conviction and a criminal record.
Schedule Your Free Consultation!
If you are facing marijuana charges on the misdemeanor or felony levels, we can evaluate your case to determine whether or not you may be eligible for one of the state’s diversion programs. If so, it may be possible for first-time drug offenders to avoid the stigma of a criminal conviction. We urge you to contact Herman Law, P.A. to discuss your options in a free consultation.