Florida Cannabis Concentrates Crimes
(THC oil, Cannabis Wax, Hashish Oil, Marijuana Resin)
Did you know that getting caught with any amount of cannabis wax, THC oil, hash, or other cannabis resin in the state of Florida could lead to felony charges and up to 5 years in prison?
Being charged with a felony drug offense is a serious matter and necessitates the assistance of an experienced Miami criminal defense attorney work toward the best possible resolution. You may have defenses in your case, including challenges to the legality of the search, detention, or traffic stop. If not, your case might be a good candidate for admission into drug court or another pre-trial diversion program, or you may choose to take it to trial.
FIGUEROA-CONTRERAS LAW GROUP represents clients facing possession, sale, and trafficking charges involving cannabis concentrates and other Florida controlled substances across the state of Florida.
At FIGUEROA-CONTRERAS LAW GROUP, Kristy Figueroa-Contreras is a Florida Bar Board Certified expert attorney in immigration and nationality law. Ms. Figueroa-Contreras is also a skilled Miami criminal defense lawyer, and in her over 15 years of practice, she has represented dozens of non-US Citizens facing drug charges.
Were you or a loved one caught vaping? Busted with a dab pen? Arrested with hash oil? You have constitutional rights. You need the right attorney to fight for you.
Consequences for Concentrate Cannabis Crime
Over the recent years, with the rise of vaporizers, e-cigarettes, vape pens, box mods, and dab pens, many cannabis users have switched from smoking marijuana to consuming the substance through the vaporizing (“vaping”) of marijuana oils, e-liquids, waxes, and other cannabis resins or concentrates.
What many in the vaping community do not realize is that while the possession of up to 20 grams of cannabis (marijuana leaf) is a misdemeanor under Florida law, the simple possession of any amount of concentrated cannabis (such as hashish, kief, honey oil, wax, or other resin extracted from the marijuana plant) is a third-degree felony, punishable by up to five (5) years in prison, five (5) years of probation, and a $5,000 fine. If a probationary sentence is imposed, the defendant is subject to intrusive random drug testing and the payment of high supervision costs and other fines.
Further, Florida Statute § 322.055 provides for mandatory driver license revocation upon conviction for certain controlled substances offenses, including drug possession, sale, and trafficking offenses. Any person convicted of possession of cannabis concentrates or cannabis resin will have his or her driver license or driving privileges revoked by the Florida Department of Highway and Motor Vehicles for the period of one (1) year. While there is a procedure under Florida law that allows for a special license to drive for business or employment purposes only, driver license revocation is yet another tiresome inconvenience flowing from a Florida controlled substance conviction.
Controlled Substance Consequences
Other collateral consequences of a controlled substance conviction include: ineligibility for certain jobs; ineligibility for certain licenses, permits and certifications; ineligibility for public housing; interference with college prospects and complication of college applications; ineligibility for scholarships and financial aid programs; and damage to your reputation.
If you are a non-citizen, a controlled substance conviction can result in permanent inadmissibility and also your deportation. Even dismissed drug charges can result in denial of benefits or entry on the “reason to believe” you are involved in drug trafficking or profited from such activity. A drug arrest also frequently triggers the immediate prudential revocation of a non-immigrant visa holder’s visa by the issuing U.S. Consulate or Embassy.
Contact FIGUEROA-CONTRERAS LAW GROUP today and schedule a confidential case evaluation consultation with one of our dedicated Florida drug crimes attorneys.