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Experienced Defense Lawyers Fight Marijuana Charges in Tavares, Inverness and Clermont

Robust defense to charges of pot possession, sale and trafficking

Although marijuana is gaining legal acceptance in states across the country, Florida is still fighting the war on drugs and vigorously prosecutes individuals who come into possession of pot. At Largey Law, our attorneys are experienced public defenders who have years of experience opposing drug prosecutions. We have secured favorable outcomes for our clients that include the dismissal of charges, decision not to prosecute, acquittal at trial, reduction in charges and sentencing through a plea bargain, and entry into a diversion program, such as the Felony Pre-Trial Intervention program. Depending on the facts of your case, and any prior convictions, we may be able to reduce the consequences of your arrest substantially.

Florida marijuana offenses and penalties

It is a drug crime to knowingly possess marijuana in Florida. Depending on the amount in question, authorities can imply a defendant’s intent to sell or traffic in the substance. State criminal law charges and penalties include:

  • Possession of 20 grams or less is a misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail and a $1,000 fine.
  • Possession of more than 20 grams is a felony punishable by up to five years in state prison and a $5,000 fine.
  • Possession of fewer than 25 plants is a felony punishable by up to five years in state prison and a $5,000 fine.
  • Possession of 25 plants or more is a felony punishable by up to 15 year in jail and a $10,000 fine.
  • Sale of 20 grams or less without remuneration is a misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail and a $10,000 fine.
  • Sale of 25 lbs. or less is a felony punishable by up to five years in state prison and a $5,000 fine.
  • Sale of 25‒2,000 lbs. (or 300‒2,000 plants) is a felony punishable by three to 15 years in state prison and a $25,000 fine.
  • Sale of 2,000‒10,000 lbs. (or 2,000‒10,000 plants) is a felony punishable by seven to 30 years in state prison and a $50,000 fine.
  • Sale of 10,000 lbs. or more is a felony punishable by 15 to 30 years in state prison and a $200,000 fine.
  • Sale within 1,000 feet of a school, college or park is a felony punishable by 15 years in state prison and a $10,000 fine.

In addition, conviction results in a driver’s license suspension. State penalties also exist for the possession of paraphernalia associated with marijuana use. For large amounts of the drug, federal authorities, such as the Drug Enforcement Agency or the Federal Bureau of Investigation, can bring charges of trafficking if they assume jurisdiction.

Retain skilled lawyers experienced in marijuana defense in Tavares, Inverness and Clermont

To defend against all levels of marijuana charges, call Largey Law at 352.508.1485 or contact the firm online. Your first consultation is free. We have offices in Tavares, Inverness and Clermont, and our lawyers can meet you in your home or at the jail, even in the evening and on weekends. Se habla español.

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