Felony Possession of Marijuana
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Felony Marijuana Offenses

The Law Offices of Germain & McCarthy, LLC are experienced in criminal defense in Brevard County, Florida. Our criminal defense attorneys are knowledgeable in legally representing clients for felony marijuana charges. As with any drug related offense, alleged offenders run the risk of negatively affecting their employment status, military, or academic status; prohibition from attending your child’s school or recreational activities; ineligibility to have your record sealed; and if convicted a mandatory two (2) year Driver’s License suspension.

A possession of marijuana conviction for possession amounting to greater than 20 grams is a felony conviction. This form of conviction will consequently have to be unveiled on any job application and will be confirmed in basic background checks. Felony convictions lead to the loss of certain civil rights as well as the right to possess a gun / firearm or vote in any state, local, or federal election.


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Possession of Marijuana / Cannabis more than 20 grams

  • Third Degree Felony
  • Punishable by a $5,000 fine
  • Up to 5 years in Florida State Prison
  • 2 year Driver's License Suspension

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Cultivation of Marijuana / Cannabis

  • Third Degree Felony
  • Punishable by
  • Up to 5 years in Florida State Prison
  • 2 year Driver's License Suspension

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Trafficking of Marijuana / Cannabis less than 25 pounds

  • Third Degree Felony
  • Punishable by a $5,000 fine
  • Up to 5 years in Florida State Prison
  • 2 year Driver's License Suspension

Trafficking of Marijuana / Cannabis 25 - 2,000 pounds (300 - 2,000 plants

  • Second Degree Felony
  • Punishable by a $25,000 fine
  • Up to 15 years in Florida State Prison
  • Minimum mandatory 3-year imprisonment term

Trafficking of Marijuana /Cannabis 2,000 - 10,000 pounds (2,000 to 10,000 plants)

  • First Degree Felony
  • Punishable by a $50,000 fine
  • Up to 30 years in Florida State Prison
  • Minimum mandatory 7-year imprisonment term

Trafficking of Marijuana / Cannabis 10,000 or more pounds (10,000 plants)

  • First Degree Felony
  • Punishable by a $200,000 fine
  • Up to 30 years in Florida State Prison
  • Minimum mandatory 15-year imprisonment term

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Trafficking of Marijuana / Cannabis near a designated location

(1,000 feet within child care facilities, school settings, colleges & universities, churches, convenience stores or retail business, public parks, community centers or public recreational facilities)

  • Second Degree Felony
  • Punishable by a $10,000 fine
  • Up to 15 years in Florida State Prison

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Drug Diversion Programs - Felony Possession of Cannabis (marijuana)

Counties in Florida (including Brevard County, Volusia County, Seminole County, Orange County, Osceola County, and Indian River County) have programs to assist alleged drug offenders avoid a felony conviction for possessing more than 20 grams of marijuana. The programs, however, can obligate up to two years of demanding probation or supervision with frequent random drug test, community service, fines and costs, and other conditions. Our Melbourne felony marijuana defense attorneys will negotiate on your behalf for the lowest possible sentencing.


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The Law Offices of Germain & McCarthy, LLC | Felony Marijuana Possession in Brevard County

Our experienced Brevard County marijuana defense attorneys with The Law Offices of Germain & McCarthy, LLC can effectively defend clients accused of marijuana charges. Our attorneys understand that any drug possession accusation can be damaging to your reputation. We will utilize our competent knowledge of Florida’s drug laws to represent you. Contact us by calling (321) 253-3447 or submit you information in our online form. The Law Offices of Germain & McCarthy, LLC defends clients for Felony Marijuana charges in Brevard County, Volusia County, Seminole County, Orange County, Osceola County, and Indian River County, FL.

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