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Fort Walton Beach Marijuana Possession Defense Attorneys

Though marijuana has been used for thousands of years, and though numerous studies have shown marijuana to have almost no serious side effects, the substance remains completely illegal under federal law. In the state of Florida, marijuana is also illegal, with only a single, extremely minor exception, and throughout the state, law enforcement can be especially overzealous when prosecuting marijuana possession cases, looking to make an example of those accused.

If you have been accused of marijuana possession in Fort Walton Beach, Flaherty Defense Firm can help you challenge any aspect of your charges, particularly those involving unlawful search and seizure. We know that many prosecutors are looking to make an example out of those found with even a minor amount of marijuana in their possession, but we also know what it takes to build a strong defense against the prosecution’s strategies.

Penalties for Marijuana Possession

As stated under Fla. Stat. 893.13(6)(a), the actual or constructive possession of marijuana is illegal. Depending upon the circumstances of your arrest, you may face the following sentence if charged with possessing marijuana:

  • Possession of under 20 grams 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 over 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 suspension

With over 14 years of experience representing adults and minors charged with marijuana possession, Tim Flaherty is prepared to defend anyone—including local military service members, personnel, and contractors—facing the potentially devastating consequences of a marijuana possession conviction.

Consult with a Fort Walton Beach Marijuana Possession Defense Lawyer

At Flaherty Defense Firm, our Fort Walton Beach marijuana possession lawyers understands how possession charges are likely to be pursued against you and, thereby, how to challenge and defend against them. To confidentially discuss your case with criminal defense attorney Tim Flaherty, call our office at (850) 243-6097 today.

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