Even being convicted of having small amounts of marijuana in your possession can jeopardize your freedom—in Florida, less than 20 grams can be punished by up to one year and a fine of up to $1,000. More than 20 grams of marijuana can lead to a prison sentence of up to five years and up to $5,000 in fines. Possessing 25 plants or more is also a felony which carries up to 15 years in jail and upwards of $10,000 in fines.
Transporting and trafficking in marijuana can lead to even worse punishments for a conviction. Delivering up to 20 grams of marijuana is a misdemeanor even if you received no payment in the transaction. You could face up to a year imprison and at most $1,000 in fines. Selling 25 pounds or less is a felony carrying five years in prison and up to $5,000 in fines.
Selling up to 2,000 pounds of marijuana, or between 300 and 2,000 plants will cost you at least 3 years and possibly up to 15 years in prison with a maximum fine of $25,000.
No matter how much you are charged with selling, if it occurs less than 1,000 feet of a school, park, college, or other certain areas, this is a felony carrying up to 15 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines.
Even possessing drug paraphernalia alone is a crime which carries up to one year in jail and up to $1,000 in fines.
No matter what you have been charged with, you have a right to a defense, which means you should contact an Orlando criminal defense who can contest each point of the prosecution's case. Protect your rights by reaching out to the firm today!