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Gainesville Marijuana Attorney

Tough Marijuana Laws in Florida

Marijuana, cannabis, weed, pot-no matter what you call it, it is the most commonly used illegal drug in Florida and in the U.S. If you have been charged with crime involving marijuana, it is crucial that you seek the advice of a Gainesville drug crimes lawyer immediately. Marijuana crimes in Florida are some of the most heavily prosecuted crimes in the state. Police, prosecutors and judges will not hesitate in seeking strict legal penalties that may include jail time, prison time, fines, losing one's license, and mandatory drug treatment.

Kinsell & Whitaker is committed to fighting your marijuana crime charges and providing you with the solid defense you need. We have helped those individuals charged with:

  • Possession
  • Cultivation
  • Distribution
  • Trafficking
  • Federal marijuana crimes
  • Repeated marijuana offenses
  • Minor/juvenile marijuana charges
  • Medical marijuana charges

Penalties for cultivation, trafficking and growing marijuana range are felonies with prison time that can range from up to 5 years to up to 30 years in Florida state prison.

Marijuana Possession Penalties

Possession or delivery of marijuana or possession of drug paraphernalia is a first degree misdemeanor in Florida that carries a sentence of up to 12 months in jail and a $1000 fine. There is an automatic two year suspension of your driver's license, and it will be one year before you can even apply for a business purpose license or hardship license. After being charged with a misdemeanor marijuana offense, you may not be eligible for a federal student loan, even if you are not convicted.

For a first offense the typical sentence requested by prosecutors is one year probation, random urine screens, community service, fines, and the payment of court costs. Unless one actually experiences the consequences of a first time marijuana offense conviction, he or she may think it is a "piece of cake". In reality, it is not. It is time consuming, expensive, and stressful, and can carry a stigma with it that may last for a long time. If the conditions of probation are not complied with, an arrest warrant will be issued.

Whether you have been charged with misdemeanor possession or felony trafficking, we will protect and defend your rights.

Contact a Gainesville marijuana lawyer today if you have been charged with a marijuana crime.

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