Under Florida law, possession of under 20 grams of marijuana is considered to be a misdemeanor. Possession of more than 20 grams is a felony. At Private Counsel, LLC, we represent people accused of misdemeanor and felony drug crimes, as well as DWI cases involving driving under the influence of drugs. Under Florida law, you don't have to be drunk to be arrested for driving under the influence (DUI), and any intoxicant can impair you.
Located in Orlando, our law firm represents people from all over Florida. Our clients include professionals with desk jobs, as well as factory workers, business owners, waiters and waitresses — people from all walks of life who just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.
College Kids Arrested for Marijuana Possession Under 20 Grams in Florida
Many of our clients are college students at places such as the University of Central Florida or the Seminole Community College who were arrested with small amounts of marijuana in their possession. Many are worried to discover just how serious a marijuana-related conviction can be.
A conviction for a marijuana-related crime — even a misdemeanor — can disqualify you from housing, financial aid and other government benefits such as small-business loans and grants. What's more, the conviction can follow you around, as part of your criminal record, and limit your employment potential for the rest of your life. Plus, a conviction on a drug charge will cause a person to lose his or her driver's license for, on average, two full years!
That's why our lawyers fight hard to keep marijuana possession off of your criminal and driving records. We do everything possible within the bounds of the law to protect your rights and your freedom. Hard work pays off. Please ask us about our successful outcomes in marijuana cases when you come in for a FREE consultation.
Contact a Kissimmee, Florida, Marijuana Defense Lawyer
Get help. Talk to a lawyer about a strong drug possession defense. Call us at 407-965-1190 or toll free at 888-386-0213. You may also contact us online to schedule a free and confidential consultation with an Orlando college student DUI defense attorney about drug crimes and DUI defense.