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Crestview Marijuana Possession Defense Attorneys

Though many people consider marijuana to be a healing substance with no serious side effects, the fact remains that it is almost entirely illegal in the state of Florida. If you are charged with possession of marijuana, you could be facing consequences such as fines and jail time. Prosecutors in Florida often penalize drug offenders harshly, even when the crime is minor and victimless, in order to make an example out of them. Even if you were caught with only a small amount of the weed, law enforcement will likely not hesitate to make you face steep consequences.

If you are charged with marijuana possession, it is important to contact an attorney as soon as you are able. It is possible to challenge marijuana possession arrests, especially when unlawful search or seizure is involved. The Crestview marijuana possession defense attorneys of the Flaherty Defense Firm can help protect your rights. Our lawyers will investigate your overall case, including the events that led to your arrest, and use the findings to build a strong defense.

Penalties for Marijuana Possession

The charges you may be facing are dependent upon the amount of marijuana found in your possession. Possession is sometimes categorized as a misdemeanor and sometimes as a felony. You could be facing the following consequences:

  • Possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana is a 1st degree misdemeanor and may result in:
    • Up to 1 year in jail
    •  Up to $1,000 in fines
    •  Up to 1 year driver’s license suspension
  •  Possession of more than 20 grams, or being in possession of a grow house, is a 3rd degree felony and may result in:
    •  Up to 5 years in prison
    •  Up to $5,000 in fines
    • Up to 1 year driver’s license suspended

Tim Flaherty at the Flaherty Defense Firm has over 14 years of experience defending individuals charged with possession of marijuana. Building a strong defense for possession charges is possible, and our legal team is prepared to work tirelessly to protect your rights.

Consult with a Crestview Marijuana Possession Attorney

If you or someone you know has been charged with marijuana possession in Crestview, contact a marijuana possession attorney to begin discussing your case. Our legal team is aware of the strategies prosecutors may use against you in your marijuana possession case, and our attorneys have the experience necessary to defend you. To speak confidentially with a Crestview marijuana possession attorney about the details of your case, call our office at (850) 398-8098.

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