Possession of Cannabis Concentrates Lawyers in Orlando
Cannabis concentrates include THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) which is often referred to as "shatter," BHO (butane hash oil), "wax," or "budder." It is a felony for an individual to possess cannabis concentrate regardless of weight under Florida Statute 893.13(6)(a). These concentrates come in several forms including cannabis or hashish oil, cannabis crumble and cannabis resin and contain a large amount of THC. Because it is a third-degree felony offense, those who are found guilty will face harsh penalties. Thanks to e-cigarettes and vaporizers, cannabis concentrates have grown in popularity across the nation. At Adams & Luka, our cannabis possession attorneys work aggressively to pro-tect the legal rights and freedom of those accused of cannabis concentrates possession and other marihuana offenses.
Many drug crimes involving cannabis or marijuana are misdemeanor offenses when the amount involved is 20 grams or less, however cannabis or THC concentrates will result in felony charges. This is why it is so important to consult with a defense attorney who is dedicated to securing exceptional results in your case.Penalties for Possession of Cannabis Concentrates in Florida
While the punishment for a conviction include possible prison time, fines and probation, the consequences can impact many aspects of your life. A criminal record is generally frowned upon by potential employers or landlords; you may not be able to secure a stu-dent loan; your driver's license will be revoked for a period of one year by the Florida DHSMV and your reputation may be tarnished. A judge may sentence you to any or all of the following if found guilty:
- A maximum of five (5) years in prison
- A maximum of five (5) years of probation
- A fine of $5,000
Depending on the facts of your case you may be sentenced to probation, a year or two in prison, or the statutory maximum of five years. Our Orlando drug crimes attorneys understand how police and prosecutors work; we know that countless individuals are behind bars today for crimes they did not commit. Police can and will use everything you say against you, which is why it is critical to consult with an attorney immediately.Common Defenses to Possession of Cannabis
With every criminal offense there are defense strategies that may prove to be success-ful, protecting those accused from severe and life-changing penalties. No matter what the allegations are against an individual, the state must prove specific elements rele-vant to the crime beyond a reasonable doubt in order to secure a conviction. When ac-cused of possession of cannabis concentrates some of the most common defenses in-clude:
- Lack of knowledge
- Temporary or constructive possession
- Illegal search and seizure
- Prescription defense
- Medical necessity
You may have obtained a valid prescription for cannabis concentrate, or have a medical or physical illness or condition that caused you to use cannabis because there was no legal medication available to treat your condition or illness adequately. In some cases police or other law enforcement officials may obtain evidence in an illegal manner, which often results in that evidence being thrown out of court. Perhaps you only had possession of the cannabis concentrate for a moment or temporarily, and never had true control or dominion over the substance in which case temporary possession may be a good defense. No matter the circumstances, our Orlando drug crimes attorneys will thoroughly review your case and explore all possible legal options in order to develop a solid defense strategy.Contact Adams & Luka Today
Allegations of possession of cannabis concentrates should be taken seriously; your free-dom is at risk, not to mention the negative consequences that could impact other areas of your life. In some situations, a person may face second-degree felony charges which will result in a maximum prison term of 15 years if found guilty. At Adams & Luka, our defense lawyers are dedicated to providing every client with the personal attention you deserve. Protect your legal rights and freedom. Contact our law firm now for a free consultation.