Palm Beach Drug Possession and Criminal Defense Law Firm
Drug possession in Florida is a serious crime, but how serious depends on what kind of drug you possess and how much of it. Even the lightest penalty (for possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana) is quite severe (up to one year in jail and a $1,000 fine). So if you have been charged with this type of crime, you should contact the Palm Beach criminal defense firm of SPN Law, LLC as soon as possible to make sure your rights are protected.
Marijuana Possession Laws in Florida
Possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana is a first-degree misdemeanor, with a maximum penalty of one year in jail and a $1,000 fine. Possession of more than 20 grams is a third-degree felony with a maximum penalty of five years in jail and a $5,000 fine.
Possession of Other Drugs in Florida
Possession of less than 10 grams of another controlled substance, including cocaine, ecstasy, heroin, LSD, mescaline, and psilocybin, is a third-degree felony, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in jail and a $5,000 fine. Possession of more than 10 grams is a first-degree felony with a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
Florida Drug Paraphernalia Laws
Drug paraphernalia includes devices used to “plant, propagate, cultivate, grow, harvest, manufacture, compound, convert, produce, process, prepare, test, analyze, pack, repack, store, contain, or conceal” a controlled substance. Possession or use of drug paraphernalia is a first-degree misdemeanor and is punishable by up to one year in jail and a $1,000 fine.
Florida drug laws can be complicated, especially if your case involves more than simple possession. An experienced Palm Beach criminal lawyer can help you better understand the charges you face and will advise you on the options available to you.
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If retained to handle your case, we will fight to protect your record, rights and freedom. Contact Attorney Neelakanta at (561) 659-1873 today for a free consultation to discuss your legal issues. The law firm accepts all major credit cards and offers affordable payment plans tailored to meet the individual needs of our clients. You may also submit your case online via our online case submission form for a free case evaluation by clicking here, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.