The Law Offices of Germain & McCarthy, LLC is an experienced criminal defense law firm in Melbourne, Florida. Our criminal defense lawyers are effective in legally representing clients for Trafficking in Cannabis 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 cannabis conviction for possession amounts 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.
Florida State Statute §893.135: Trafficking, mandatory sentences; suspension or reduction of sentences; conspiracy to engage in trafficking:
Mandatory Minimum Sentence
|Drug||Quantity||1st Offense||2nd Offense|
|Marijuana||1,000 kg or more mixture; or 1,000 or more plants||
|Marijuana||100 kg to 999 kg mixture; or 100 to 999 plants||
greater than 10 kgs hashish; 50 to 99 kg mixture
greater than 1 kg of hashish oil; 50 to 99 plants
|Marijuana||1 to 49 plants; less than 50 kg mixture||
|Hashish||10 kg or less|
|Hashish Oil||1 kg or less|
According to Florida State Statute §893.135 for Trafficking; Mandatory Sentences; Suspension or Reduction of Sentences; Conspiracy to Engage in Trafficking--
§893.135 (I)4. The state attorney may move the sentencing court to reduce or suspend the sentence of any person who is convicted of a violation of this section and who provides substantial assistance in the identification, arrest, or conviction of any of that person's accomplices, accessories, coconspirators, or principals or of any other person engaged in trafficking in controlled substances. The arresting agency shall be given an opportunity to be heard in aggravation or mitigation in reference to any such motion.
Upon good cause shown, the motion may be filed and heard in camera. The judge hearing the motion may reduce or suspend the sentence if the judge finds that the defendant rendered such substantial assistance.
Our experienced Brevard County marijuana defense attorneys with The Law Offices of Germain & McCarthy, LLC can effectively defend clients accused of trafficking in marijuana. 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 your information in our online form. The Law Offices of Germain & McCarthy, LLC defends clients for Trafficking in Cannabis / Marijuana charges in Brevard County, Volusia County, Seminole County, Orange County, Osceola County, and Indian River County, FL.