Our Lawyers Cut Through The Confusion
Florida's marijuana laws can be very confusing, especially since residents recently voted to change the laws regulating marijuana in the state. Specifically, Florida voters overwhelming supported legalizing marijuana for medical purposes starting in January 2017.
But such recent changes have actually made Florida's marijuana laws even more confusing. Instead of marijuana being completely illegal in Florida, only certain people now have the right to legally possess marijuana.
If you have been arrested on a marijuana-related drug charge in Florida, make sure you fully understand all your rights. Make sure you contact the law firm of Aguilar & Sieron in Green Cove Springs, Florida. We have been helping people resolve complex cases for decades.
Is Marijuana Legal in Florida?
In November 2016, Florida voters overwhelming approved an amendment to the state constitution to legalize marijuana for medical purposes. But it's unclear exactly how the new legislation will work in Florida.
Other than for certain medical purposes, marijuana remains illegal in Florida for the general public. And Florida's penalties for marijuana possession, marijuana distribution and marijuana trafficking remain severe.
Mark Sieron understands how Florida's ever-changing legal system works when it comes to drug laws. A former Florida prosecutor, he was worked on both sides of the courtroom. That's what gives him and our law firm an advantage when it comes to tackling such tough cases.
Florida's Marijuana Laws
Florida's marijuana laws are based largely on the amount of marijuana you have in your possession at the time of your arrest. Penalties for a marijuana charge conviction include:
- Possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana
- Up to $1,000 fine
- Up to 1 year in jail
- Driver's license revocation
- Possession of 20 grams to 25 pounds of marijuana
- Up to 5 years in state prison
- Up to $5000 fine
- Driver's license revocation
- Sale of less than 25 pounds of marijuana
- Up to $5,000 fine
- Up to 5 years in jail
Make sure you take your charges seriously right from the start. Make an appointment with Aguilar & Sieron of Green Cove Springs, Florida.
Why Choose Us
Many lawyers talk about how their experience and knowledge can help clients. We have the case results to prove it. In case after case, Mark Sieron and his knowledgeable legal team consistently produce positive outcomes when it comes to marijuana charges in Florida.
That's why we want to meet with you. We don't take a one-size-fits-all approach to legal cases. When you contact us, we will take the time to learn about the specific circumstances of your arrest. That way, we can explain all the legal options available to you.
Our approach normally involves a combination of the following steps:
- Analyzing your arrest report for inconsistencies
- Filing Motions to Suppress Evidence or Dismiss Charges
- Negotiating a plea deal on your behalf
- Consulting with experts
- Appearing for you in court
- Taking your case to trial, if necessary
It's critical that you take strong legal action as soon as possible after your marijuana charge. Otherwise, you could miss important deadlines for appealing your case or other legal benefits available to you under Florida law.