Marijuana Cannabis Criminal Defense

Cannabis, also known as marijuana, is generally illegal to possess in the State of Florida. The active chemical in marijuana is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, better known as THC. The North Port Police Department as well as law enforcement throughout the country have aggressively fought the war against marijuana, going as far as criminalizing a synthetic versions called K12. Marijuana is sometimes used as a pretext to conduct a further search of suspects because the smell of marijuana gives officers probable cause to search a person or a vehicle for contraband. Our attorneys will defend all marijuana related offenses.

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What are the Penalties?

An ever-increasing number of drug charges result in suspension of Driver's License. Additionally the penalties are listed below. Any conviction can result driver's license suspension for 6 months to 2 years.

Possession:

20 g or less Misdemeanor 1 year $1,000 
More than 20 g Felony 5 years $5,000 

Sale or Cultivation:

Delivery of 20 g or less Misdemeanor 1 year $1,000 
25 lbs or less Felony 5 years $5,000 
25 to 2,000 lbs (or 2,000 plants) Felony 3 years MinMan* $25,000 
2,000 to 10,000 lbs (or 10,000 plants) Felony 7 years Min Man* $50,000 
10,000 lbs (or 10,000 plants) or more Felony 15 years MinMan* $200,000 
Within 1,000 feet of school or other Felony 15 years $10,000 

* MinMan = Mandatory minimum sentence.

Other Penalties:

Paraphernalia possession misdemeanor 1 year $1,000 
Any conviction causes driver's license suspension for 6 months to 2 years. 

Any sale or delivery occurring within 1,000 feet of a specified location is punishable by up to 15 years in prison and a fine of $10,000.

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Marijuana Cannabis Criminal Defense

Cannabis, also known as marijuana, is generally illegal to possess in the State of Florida. The active chemical in marijuana is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, better known as THC. The North Port Police Department as well as law enforcement throughout the country have aggressively fought the war against marijuana, going as far as criminalizing a synthetic versions called K12. Marijuana is sometimes used as a pretext to conduct a further search of suspects because the smell of marijuana gives officers probable cause to search a person or a vehicle for contraband. Our attorneys will defend all marijuana related offenses.

​Marijuana Troubles? Call 941-429-1100

What are the Penalties?

An ever-increasing number of drug charges result in suspension of Driver's License. Additionally the penalties are listed below. Any conviction can result driver's license suspension for 6 months to 2 years.

Possession:

20 g or less Misdemeanor 1 year $1,000 
More than 20 g Felony 5 years $5,000 

Sale or Cultivation:

Delivery of 20 g or less Misdemeanor 1 year $1,000 
25 lbs or less Felony 5 years $5,000 
25 to 2,000 lbs (or 2,000 plants) Felony 3 years MinMan* $25,000 
2,000 to 10,000 lbs (or 10,000 plants) Felony 7 years Min Man* $50,000 
10,000 lbs (or 10,000 plants) or more Felony 15 years MinMan* $200,000 
Within 1,000 feet of school or other Felony 15 years $10,000 

* MinMan = Mandatory minimum sentence.

Other Penalties:

Paraphernalia possession misdemeanor 1 year $1,000 
Any conviction causes driver's license suspension for 6 months to 2 years. 

Any sale or delivery occurring within 1,000 feet of a specified location is punishable by up to 15 years in prison and a fine of $10,000.