Brevard County Marijuana Lawyer
Brevard County Possession Under 20 Attorney
The general public treats marijuana differently than other drugs. Many people use marijuana, some people believe it is a miracle cure for numerous ailments and some states say it is perfectly legal if prescribed. With this laissez faire attitude why should you hire a Brevard County marijuana possession attorney? The State of Florida treats possession under 20 grams as a misdemeanor. This might sound like good news since nearly all other drug possession cases in Florida are felonies but the federal government still classifies marijuana as a schedule 1 substance. Schedule 1 substances by definition of the federal government have the highest potential for addiction and no known medical use. This classification might not be accurate but if you get caught with marijuana, the federal and state government’s war on drugs will be waged against you.
For a Brevard County case you also have to look at Florida’s position on marijuana. Despite making possession under 20 grams a misdemeanor Florida has not legalized marijuana yet. Florida has laws in place to suspend your license for one year if adjudicated guilty for a drug offense including misdemeanor possession of marijuana. This can even happen if you are not in a car and not driving. The license suspension for a first DUI case is 6-12 months. When you combine the federal and state sanctions for a Brevard County possession of marijuana case your ability to drive, go to school with federal financial aid, and receive housing assistance all depend on the result of your case. That is for a misdemeanor Brevard County possession of marijuana under 20 grams case. A withhold of adjudication will save you from some of the state sanctions but not the federal restrictions on student loans and housing assistance. If you are not a United States citizen being caught once with over 30 grams of marijuana or twice regardless of the amount can classify you as an aggravated felon. As an aggravated felon you would be subject to deportation. A Brevard County felony marijuana possession over 20 grams can disenfranchise you (eliminate your right to vote) and right to possess a firearm. We handle all Brevard County marijuana cases from Barefoot Bay, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Melbourne, Melbourne Beach, Melbourne Village, Merritt Island, Mims, Palm Bay, Patrick Air Force Base, Rockledge, Satellite Beach, Viera, Titusville, West Melbourne and the surrounding areas. Call today to set up a free consultation. Call Brevard County marijuana possession lawyer Heiko Moenckmeier and Kevin J. Pitts today at 321-549-7894 to set up a free consultation.