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Recent Posts in Drug possession Category

  • What Is Considered Drug Possession in Florida?

    In Florida, drug possession is when a person is physically holding a controlled substance – whether in their hands or on their person, such as in a pocket. The definition does not include making, selling, or distributing the drug. However, a person in possession of a controlled substance could also be charged with intent to sell even if they did not actually distribute it but prosecution has ...
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  • Marijuana Law: Changing Climate in Florida

    As more and more states are changing their standing on recreational marijuana, it is no surprise that citizens and tourists are finding difficulty being clear on the laws. As we are nearing 2020, it appears that Florida is on the way to legalizing recreational, adult-use marijuana, but our state is not quite there yet. If you are living in Florida or are travelling through, you need to know that ...
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  • What Happens When You Are Arrested in Florida While on Vacation?

    Now that summer has arrived once again, many Americans are embarking on their vacations in order to visit a new town, relax, and have fun. From our beautiful beaches to our famous amusement parks, Orlando remains a go-to vacation spot for people from around the world. However, sometimes individuals can have too much fun. Whether it’s DUI or drug possession , visitors may find themselves in a ...
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  • When does drug possession become with intent to sell?

    Most people who are involved in the illegal drug trade or who use drugs for recreational purposes are aware that intent to sell carries much more serious penalties than mere possession. Florida has some of the more onerous drug laws in the nation since many illegal drug runners and distributors are able to evade the US Coast Guard and border patrols and unload vast quantities onto Florida’s shores ...
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  • Is Possession of Marijuana Legal?

    There are 17 states along with the District of Columbia that have medical marijuana laws, but Florida is not among them. Despite efforts to get a medical marijuana resolution on the ballot, the Florida legislature has yet to vote on it. Consequently, possession of any amount of marijuana in Florida is a criminal offense. Marijuana Possession Penalties Many states have decriminalized possession of ...
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  • Is Drug Possession a Felony?

    In Florida, most drug possession charges are felony offenses except for possession of small amounts of marijuana. For the most part, Florida is very strict in imposing severe penalties for possession of a controlled substance or for the unlawful possession of prescription medication. Marijuana Possession Possession of small amounts of marijuana (otherwise known as cannabis) is not treated as ...
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  • If You Are Arrested for Smoking or Possessing Marijuana

    To date, there are 11 states that have passed legislation decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana, generally less than one ounce or under 16 grams. Currently, there are 16 states that have legalized medical marijuana subject to certain restrictions on its cultivation, possession, use, and sale. Unfortunately, Florida has not subscribed to any of these measures and has some of ...
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