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Marijuana Charges in Marion County

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If you have been charged with a marijuana crime it is important that you enlist the help of a skilled Ocala criminal defense attorney. Dunham & Ingram LLC can aggressively defend you against all types of marijuana charges. Florida state laws and federal laws on marijuana are voluminous and are regularly added to or modified.

Penalties for Marijuana Charges in Florida

Depending on how severe the charges are, conviction for a marijuana offense can result in jail time or extensive prison time, fines, court ordered drug treatment programs, loss of property and probation. The facts of the case do not warrant the severity of penalties given in the sentencing. At the same time, the mandatory elements contained within the laws do not allow much flexibility in the sentencing of drug crimes.

There are a wide variety of consequences to marijuana convictions. Some examples follow:

  • Simply possessing 20 grams of pot or less can result in jail time of up to one year as a first degree misdemeanor.
  • Possessing over 20 grams of marijuana can bring on 5 years of prison as a third degree felony.
  • Possessing more than 25 lbs of marijuana or over 300 cannabis plants is deemed drug trafficking and can result in 30 years in prison.
  • Fines can range anywhere up to $200,000 in the extreme.

In any cases where there are prior convictions, the fines, incarceration times and other penalties can be much more severe. Marijuana trafficking or other drug distribution has harsh penalties and, if it involves crossing state lines, can be investigated by the FBI and DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration).

Were you charged with a marijuana crime in Marion County?

If you or a loved one has been charged with a marijuana crime, you should retain the services of an experienced and protective attorney at our firm who will defend your constitutional rights. Your future and your liberty can be whisked away from you if convicted of a drug crime. Contact an Ocala drug lawyer from Dunham & Ingram LLC to discuss your charges or fill out a free case evaluation form today to learn more about your defense options.

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