Drug offenses in Orlando, Florida can include a variety of crimes, ranging from misdemeanors with light sentences to felonies with very harsh punishments. Drug charges can also be classified as federal offenses, state offenses or both. Federal charges usually carry much stiffer punishments and harsher penalties than state offenses. A few common drug offenses are:
Possession of a Controlled Substance
Possession of Marijuana
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Possession with Intent to Sell
Prescription Fraud / Doctor Shopping
Marijuana is one the most popular recreational drugs in Florida, and many criminal charges can arise from possession or use of the drug, also known as pot, weed, hydro, ganja, bud, chronic, cannabis, hash or hashish. A few of the most common marijuana charges in Orlando are::
Simple Marijuana Possession
Felony Marijuana Possession
Cultivation or Manufacture of Cannabis / Marijuana
Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver
Trafficking in Marijuana
Drug Paraphernalia Possession
Although marijuana has been legalized or at least decriminalized in other states, Florida still punishes the mere possession of marijuana. In fact, Florida has some of the harshest cannabis laws in the country for possession of more than 20 grams, possession with intent to sell or delivery, sell or delivery of cannabis, operation of a grow house, and trafficking. Someone who is convicted of a marijuana offense can face jail or prison and/or fines, in addition to indirect consequences that come with any drug conviction including a driver’s license suspension for two years. It is important to hire someone who has experience fighting Florida’s marijuana laws and will fight your case aggressively.
If you have been charged with a drug offense in Orlando, it is very important to hire an attorney that is familiar with Florida’s drug laws, and will attempt to find defenses or mitigating circumstances to help you find the best possible outcome for your situation. For example, if the arresting officer did not read your Miranda Warnings, or your charge was the product of an illegal search, your Orlando defense attorney may be able to have your charges dismissed or reduced to a lesser offense..
The attorneys at Hale, Hale & Jacobson can help you avoid harsh punishments and severe repercussions for your drug offense in Orlando, Florida. They will make every effort to find the best possible outcome for your situation, and have your drug charges reduced or dismissed. The attorneys at Hale, Hale & Jacobson are experienced and knowledgeable in all areas of Florida’s drug laws.