Miami Marijuana Possession Attorney
One of the most popularly used drugs is that of marijuana, also referred
to as cannabis. Typically used for recreational purposes, this drug has
also received several nods in the medical community as having medicinal
purposes. It, however, is still considered to be an illegal drug and in
the state of Florida and there are stiff penalties for being caught in
possession of such a drug. If you are charged with drug possession, don't wait
to enlist the defense of one of the top
criminal defense lawyers in Miami!
Penalties for Possession of Marijuana in Florida
If you are caught with less than twenty grams of marijuana in Miami-Dade,
you will be facing a misdemeanor that carries criminal penalties that
include up to one year of imprisonment and a monetary fine of up to $1,000.
The more of the drug that you have in your possession, the more severe
the consequences will be. If you have over twenty grams, it will be considered
a felony and will be punishable by up to five years of incarceration and
a fine of up to $5,000. For possession of over 25 plants, the penalties
will include 15 years of imprisonment and a $10,000 fine.
Arrested for pot possession on 4/20?
In the state of Florida, many marijuana enthusiasts take place in an informal
holiday known as 4/20. This is observed on April 20 of each year and is
a way for those within the cannabis subculture to join together and partake
of the drug together. While the holiday was coined in California in 1971,
it has since spread across the country, groups in every state participating.
In fact, Tallahassee, Florida has since been named one of the most active
spots for 420.
Due to the illegal nature of the activities, law enforcement are often
on high alert on this day to track down any participants. For this reason,
if you have recently been arrested or criminally charged on 4:20, it is
in your best interest to contact an experienced
Miami criminal defense attorney to protect your legal rights. Even though possession is typically tried
as a misdemeanor, the consequences can be difficult to overcome without
the proper amount of aid.
Get Help from the Law Office of Michael Mirer, P.A.
At the Law Office of Michael Mirer, P.A. we have proven to be successful
advocates for the rights of the accused in cases relating to
drug crimes. We know how terrifying it can be to deal with the consequences of a criminal
charge - especially if you have never had to deal with criminal law before,
and we are therefore unwaveringly devoted to helping make sure that the
process is as painless and effective as possible.
Should you choose to work with our
criminal defense firm, you will be able to breathe easier knowing that we will be by your
side every step of the way to protect your rights. To schedule your initial
case consultation, please feel free to
contact a Miami drug crime defense lawyer from our firm today.