Possession of marijuana is a serious offense in Florida that can be charged as either a misdemeanor or felony offense. A conviction in these cases can result in substantial fines as well as lengthy jail or prison sentences. If you have been charged with any type of marijuana possession offense, it is important that you seek the advice of a qualified Florida criminal defense lawyer.

From our office in Winter Park, the attorneys at Michael J. Snure, P.A., represent clients throughout the Orlando area and Central Florida. We understand the impact that a conviction for marijuana or paraphernalia possession can have on your future, and we will pursue every available option in an effort to beat the charges against you.

Actual And Constructive Possession Of Marijuana

Under Florida law, actual possession means that you were physically in control of marijuana. It was in your pocket or on your person in some way. Constructive possession means that you had knowledge that marijuana was present. You do not need to be in control of the marijuana in cases of constructive possession. So, if you were in the back seat of a car and police found marijuana in the glove compartment, you could be charged with possession.

MarijuanaThe law allows a police officer to search your vehicle if he or she can smell the odor of marijuana. This provision in the law sometimes serves as a type of loophole for police who suspect that marijuana may be present. We will challenge the assertion that there was a clear odor of marijuana and fight to suppress any evidence that was gathered as part of an illegal search.

Talk To An Experienced Defense Attorney About Your Case

Contact our Winter Park office at any time to schedule a no-obligation initial consultation regarding your marijuana possession case. You can reach us by phone at 407-469-6200 or via email to schedule an appointment.