If you have been charged with importation of cannabis in Florida then you may have a defense. Constructive possession is a defense that is oftentimes successful when fighting an importation of cannabis case. Attorney Williams can also attack the legality of any search conducted by law enforcement that led to your arrest. Even if you don’t think you have a defense, you should always speak to an attorney to make sure you have a full understanding of how the law applies specifically to your case. If you want to know more about constructive possession, or if you want to talk to a lawyer about how to beat your importation of cannabis case in Florida, then contact Matthew Williams now for a free consultation.
In Florida, importation of cannabis is defined under Florida Statute 893.13(5)(1)(c). A person commits importation of cannabis when they bring any amount of cannabis into the state of Florida without an importation license issued by the state of Florida.
Importation of cannabis is a third-degree felony, meaning it is punishable by up to 5 years in prison, or up to 5 years on probation and up to $5,000 in fines (you can also get a jail or prison sentence followed by probation, but the length of the punishment cannot exceed 5 years). In addition to facing prison time, if you are adjudicated guilty of importation of cannabis you will lose constitutional rights and you’ll have to deal with many other collateral consequences.
Also, under Florida Statute 322.055, any person convicted of importation of cannabis will have their driver’s license suspended for 6 months.
Criminal convictions, especially convictions for drug charges, carry severe consequences and can never be removed from your criminal record. If you are convicted of a felony you will lose your right to vote, your right to own firearms, and your ability to maintain certain business licenses. You can also lose your ability to receive financial aid, your ability to live in certain places and your ability to obtain a passport.
If you need an attorney who will advise you, fight for your rights, and do everything possible to protect your future, or if someone you know has been charged with importation of cannabis in Florida then contact Matthew Williams now for a free consultation.