In Florida, Possession of Marijuana under 20 grams is a misdemeanor charge. However, this charge still carries harsh penalties. One penalty the average person does not know about is the automatic license suspension. That’s right, in Florida if you are convicted of possession of marijuana – even if it is under 20 grams – you face an automatic two year license suspension!
Many counties in Florida – including Hillsborough, Polk, and Pinellas - offer diversion programs that will allow you to have the charges against you dismissed, meaning no record and no license suspension. Additionally, an experienced criminal defense lawyer may be able to help you get the charges against you dismissed altogether based on a procedural error by law enforcement.
It is important to realize that while this crime is viewed by most people as victimless and “not a big deal”, you do still need some guidance as to how you will fight the charges and prevent yourself from having a criminal record and two year driver license suspension.
Call an experienced lawyer at Taracks & Associates today for a free consultation. Our number is 813-281-2897. We will walk you through the process and help you to understand your rights. Taracks & Associates – The Advocate For You.