Osceola County Marijuana Possession Less Than 20 Grams Attorney Kevin J. Pitts
Why do you need an Osceola County possession of marijuana attorney for a misdemeanor? The federal government classifies marijuana as a schedule 1 substance. Schedule 1 substances have the highest potential for addiction and no known medical use. The classification might not be accurate but if you get caught with marijuana the federal government’s war on drugs will be waged against you. For Osceola County marijuana possession cases you also have to look at Florida’s laws on marijuana possession. Florida has not legalized marijuana. Even if marijuana is legalized for medical purposes it will have restrictions. Florida has laws in place to suspend your driver’s license for two years if adjudicated guilty for a drug offense including misdemeanor possession of marijuana. When you combine the federal and state sanctions for an Osceola County possession of marijuana case your ability to drive, go to school with federal financial aid, receive housing assistance all depend on the result of your case. That is for a misdemeanor Osceola County possession of marijuana. 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 of any amount can classify you as an aggravated felon. As an aggravated felon you would be subject to deportation. A felony drug possession can eliminate your right to vote and right to possess a firearm. Our Osceola County criminal defense attorneys can keep you out of court while challenging the evidence against you. Call today to set up a free consultation.
Our Osceola County possession of marijuana attorneys have a background arguing both sides of the law. Our attorneys are former prosecutors and public defenders who have cut their teeth working for the government gaining the skills to fight for you in private practice. If the prosecutor feels that they might not be able to prevail they will be more likely to negotiate the case. An illegal stop can cause problems for the prosecution. If the accused is held for longer than necessary the search might not be valid. If the stop and search is valid the state must prove dominion and control and knowledge. These arguments are fact specific but depending on the location of the drugs, ownership of the vehicle and parties in the car they could create issues to litigate in your case. The drugs must be properly tested and in some cases weight can be an issue. This creates numerous areas to challenge in an Osceola County marijuana possession case. If your case is dismissed or diverted the federal and state actions against your rights and privileges will be avoided. Your driver’s license will be protected, your eligibility for student aid and housing assistance will be maintained and a criminal record would be avoided. We handle possession of marijuana cases in Kissimmee, St. Cloud, Buenaventura Lakes, Bull Creek, Campbell, Celebration, Deer Park, Harmony, Holopaw, Kenansville, Poinciana, Yeehaw Junction and the surrounding areas in Osceola County. The initial consultation is always free.