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Cannabis—AKA marijuana, pot, weed, grass, or bud—is the most commonly used illicit drug in the U.S. Despite the number of states and municipalities across the nation that have moved to legalize or decriminalize marijuana, Florida still imposes harsh penalties for unlawful acts relating to cannabis. If you were charged with a related offense, you could face imprisonment, fines, and some very severe long-term consequences. Let The Hoffman Firm help you protect your future.
Cannabis is classified as a Schedule I controlled substance under state law in Florida. This designation is typically reserved for the drugs that are considered to be the most dangerous types of narcotics.
Some common offenses related to the drug include:
- Marijuana cultivation grow house
- Misdemeanor marijuana possession
- Felony marijuana possession
- Marijuana trafficking
- Medical marijuana
- THC concentrates
- Federal marijuana laws
While most violations are charged as misdemeanors, some serious cases can be violations of federal laws, putting the accused at risk of federal charges. Federal prosecutors also have significantly greater resources to handle the case than a local counterpart.
Consequences of a Conviction
In addition to the many employment and housing troubles that can arise because of a criminal record, some of the additional effects of a marijuana conviction in Florida can be acutely frustrating.
If convicted, you could face:
- Prohibition to adopt a child
- Ineligibility to receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP or “food stamps”) or other public assistance benefits
- Denial, revocation, or suspension of a professional license
- Ineligibility for Bright Futures Scholarships and other forms of state and federal financial aid
- Driver’s license suspension
- Loss of the right to vote, sit on a jury, or possess a firearm
Thankfully, Florida enacted a medical marijuana bill in 2014 that limited some of the criminal penalties. In 2015, the Broward County Commission approved an ordinance allowing police to issue citations instead of arresting offenders for small amounts of cannabis possession.
How The Hoffman Firm Can Help
With more than 25 years in practice and thousands of cases handled, Evan Hoffman knows how to help clients obtain the best possible outcome for their situation. We are on your side. By investigating the evidence surrounding your arrest, we can help you draft an effective strategy in order to avoid the devastating consequences that come from a criminal conviction.
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