The Rudman Law Group
Call For Free Consultation
561-367-2542

Legal Marijuana? Not In Florida.

With marijuana legal in some states for recreational use and legal in others if you have a doctor's prescription, it's easy assume that possession is marijuana is no longer a crime. This is not the case in Florida. You could end up with a criminal record simply because you were unaware of the law.

Just because you obtained cannabis legally in another state does not mean it is legal when you bring it into Florida. If you are arrested for possession of marijuana, it is important to seek prompt legal advice from a Florida attorney before you make any statements that could be incriminating.

Possession of marijuana is a crime in Florida, no matter where you obtained it or whether you have a doctor's prescription. A proposed constitutional amendment will make medical marijuana legal in Florida with a doctor's certificate if it approved by at least 60 percent of the voters during November's general election. For now, however, you can be charged with a crime for possession of medical marijuana, even if you have a doctor's prescription and obtained it legally in another state.

In Florida, possession of marijuana for any reason is a crime. The penalties you face will depend on the amount of marijuana in your possession. Those penalties can include fines, participation in a drug treatment program and prison. You could also end up with a permanent criminal record that could affect you later in life. If you possess a large quantify of cannabis or are accused of possession with the intent to sell, you could be charged with a felony.

In short, if you buy marijuana in a state where it is legal, make sure it stays in the legal state. If you bring it into Florida, you could be charged with a crime. If police discover marijuana in your possession during a stop and search, do not attempt to explain that you purchased the drug legally. You will only provide the police with evidence that can be used against you.

The Rudman Law Group in Boca Raton offers a free initial consultation if you have been charged with marijuana possession in Florida.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

101 Plaza Real South, Suite 214
Boca Raton, FL 33432

Toll Free: 800-481-3829
Phone: 561-367-2542
Fax: 561-208-6083
Boca Raton Law Office Map

Call For Free Consultation

Download The Rudman Law Group App

The Rudman Law Group
In Case of Arrest Get it on Google Play
In Case of Emergency Download on the App Store
Get it on Google Play Download on the App Store
  • Panic Button

    Securely saving your information, and get legal help at the touch of a button. Whenever, wherever.

  • Submit Documents

    Easily submit documents to Rudman Law. No more fax machine or scanner needed. The app does all the work.

  • Share The App

    With the share feature, you can easily refer the Rudman Law Group to your friends.

Contact Our Palm Beach County Attorneys Now

For aggressive advocacy both in and out of the courtroom, call our firm at 561-367-2542 or 800-481-3829 toll free to schedule a free initial consultation. You may also contact us online. We accept all major credit cards.

Free initial consultations | All major credit cards accepted

Email Us For A Response Email Us For A Response

How Can We Help You?

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy