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Crimes in Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale Criminal Defense Attorney
Marijuana Drug crimes are penalized crimes in Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Coconut Creek, Cooper city, Dania Beach, Davie, Deerfield beach, Hollywood, Lauderdale Lakes, Lauderhill, Margate, North Lauderdale, Oakland park, Plantation, Pompano Beach, Tamarac, Wilton Manors. Still not legal here and Ft lauderdale law enforcement works hard to ensure that these substances stay off the streets. If you were arrested for a marijuana offense you can expect extremely harsh penalties, including jail or prison time, fines, restitution and probation.
Penalties for Marijuana
Florida penalties for marijuana crimes vary depending on the amount that was found on you or your property and if you had intent to sell that marijuana or not. You may even be charged with a drug crime if you were found with marijuana paraphernalia on you such as smoking apparatuses or joints. If you were in possession of 20 grams or less of marijuana, you will be charged with a misdemeanor crime and could face up to one year in jail with a maximum fine of $1,000. Any more than 20 grams is considered a felony and you could be spending anywhere between five and fifteen years in incarceration and pay a maximum of $15,000 for your penalties. Distributors of 20 grams or less of marijuana may spend one year in jail and pay a fine of $10,000. With each increase in the amount of marijuana that is found in your possession, you will be facing a felony charge and may be forced to serve up to thirty years in jail with a $200,000. If the sale was made within one thousand feet of a school or park, regardless of the amount, you will be charged with a felony and could pay steep fines of up to $10,000.
According to the Florida Criminal Code §893.13, .09, .13 and 775.082, you will be charged with a crime if you are caught possessing or selling marijuana. Regardless of how small the amount was that you were found with, marijuana is still an illegal drug and needs to be treated as such. Cannabis has received a lot of attention for going legal over the past few months, but it is still considered illegal in Florida and Fort Lauderdale.
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