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Tampa Marijuana Possession Defense Lawyer

Possession of marijuana in Florida is a grand offense and any individual whom is convicted has the likelihood of both probation and imprisonment. In order to be considered a criminal offense, the individual has possession of at least twenty grams of marijuana. If you were charged with the possession of marijuana, you may have many questions. Joe Caimano can answer your questions and present sincere guidance about the actions you should perform.

Marijuana Possession is something you should take seriously as it is a misdemeanor offense and your first offense may land you with a sentence of 30 days in jail and a fine of up to $500 for your first offense.

If you are caught dealing marijuana in drug trafficking, the penalties will increase and you may be spending up to 25 years in confinement.

For example, possessing more than 20 grams of marijuana is considered a felony and can result in heavy penalties such as fines as large as $5,000 and five years of imprisonment. Delivering or having intent of selling a person less than 20 grams of marijuana is considered a misdemeanor and may result in a jail sentence up to one year and a fine.

Some of the most common penalties for possessing or selling marijuana include:

  Charge Imprisonment Fine Amount
20g or less Misdemeanor 1 Year $1,000
More than 20g Felony 5 Years $5,000
25 to 2,000lbs Felony 3 Years $25,000
2,000 to 10,000lbs Felony 7 Years $50,000
10,000 lbs or more Felony 15 Years $200,000
Paraphernalia Pos. Misdemeanor 1 Year $1,000
Any conviction causes driver's license suspension from 6 months to 2 years

Under the latest law, possession of 25 or more plants (previously 300 plants) is chiefevidence that your objective is to sell, trade, or allocate and is a second degree felony, carrying a maximum sentence of 15 years in penitentiary and a $10,000 fine.

In addition, if the individual is charged with another drug crime while the license is suspended, more years will be added to the current suspension. If the individual is currently in school, they may become ineligible for financial aid. If you or a loved one is charged with this offense, call Joe Caimano immediately to discuss the best actions you or your loved ones should take, and also provide honest answers to your questions.