Defense Against Large Quantity Marijuana Charges
Like most drug crimes, marijuana possession brings varying penalties depending on the quantity involved. Although marijuana is considered by many to be the least harmful of illegal drugs, the penalties levied by the state and federal governments for marijuana crimes are surprisingly harsh.
At the Law Offices of Mark L. Horwitz, P.A., we have more than 30 years of legal experience in criminal defense matters that include large quantity drug crimes. Our Orlando marijuana possession defense lawyers can help you minimize the damage that drug charges can have on your life. Even if formal charges have not yet been brought against you, but you have reason to believe you are under investigation, contact us. The sooner our lawyers get involved, the more we can do to help you.
State Marijuana Trafficking Sentences
Possession of any quantity in excess of 25 pounds of marijuana is considered trafficking. Possession of 10,000 pounds or more can result in penalties that include 15 years minimum term of imprisonment, up to a 25-year maximum and a $25,000 fine.
Federal Marijuana Possession With Intent to Distribute Sentences
Federal marijuana charges for quantities ranging between 100 kilograms and 999 kilograms, or between 100 and 999 plants can bring up to 40 years imprisonment and $2,000,000 in fines for a first offense; 10 years to life and $4,000,000 in fines for a second offense.
Marijuana possessed in excess of 999 kilograms or 1,000 plants can bring 10 years to life imprisonment and up to $4,000,000 for a first offense; for a second offense, 20 years to life incarceration and $8,000,000 in fines.
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If you are involved in large quantity marijuana charges, or even the possibility of large quantity marijuana drug charges, the best thing you can do is speak with an attorney as soon as possible. Call a Orlando marijuana possession attorney at our law firm office or contact us online to schedule a consultation with a lawyer from our firm.
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