Charged With Marijuana Possession In Florida? We Can Help.
Marijuana is a Schedule I drug. Possession of marijuana is punishable under 21 U.S.C. Sections 841 and 851. If you are convicted, you may face the following penalties:
- A five-year minimum mandatory prison term for 100 kilograms or more of marijuana or 100 or more marijuana plants, regardless of their weight
- A 10-year minimum mandatory prison term for 1,000 kilograms or more of a mixture or substance containing marijuana or 1,000 or more marijuana plants, regardless of their weight
- A 20-year minimum mandatory prison term after one prior felony drug conviction
- A mandatory life term of imprisonment after two or more prior felony drug convictions
If you are arrested for a marijuana crime, the charges may include:
Depending on the amount of marijuana you are charged with possessing, you may face state or federal charges. At O’Brien Hatfield Reese, PA, our attorneys have extensive experience with federal and state criminal defense. As a former prosecutor, founding attorney Mark J. O’Brien knows how the government prosecutes drug cases. Our law firm can build a defense to counter the prosecution’s evidence.
We have experience handling high-stakes cases involving marijuana, including defending a client against counts of conspiracy to distribute 50 kilograms of cocaine, possession of marijuana and conspiracy to possess $850,000 in counterfeit money. Our client faced a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in federal prison, but we were able to achieve a not guilty verdict.
A critical step in any drug case is to examine the police procedure, including the search and seizure. If the police did not have probable cause to stop your vehicle or search you, your car or your home, we can argue for the evidence to be suppressed.
Need A Florida Drug Offense Lawyer? A Tampa Marijuana Possession Attorney?
At O’Brien Hatfield Reese, PA, our results for many of our clients throughout Florida facing state and federal charges speak for themselves. For a free initial consultation with a Tampa marijuana possession lawyer, please call 813-345-4909 or contact us online.