Marijuana Possession Former Prosecutor, Aggressively Fighting for You

Marijuana Possession Lawyer in Orlando

Defending Against Possession of Cannabis Charges Across Orlando and Seminole County

If you have been arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, it is imperative that you consult with an experienced Orlando marijuana possession defense attorney. Attorney Michael Zmijewski, of Z Law Firm, L.L.C., is a former prosecutor who prosecuted drug crimes for the State of Florida from 2002-2004. Since 2004, Attorney Zmijewski has aggressively fought to defend his clients charged with possession of cannabis.

In every case, we thoroughly review the evidence to determine whether our client’s rights were violated by law enforcement. If this is an issue, we will file the appropriate motions seeking to suppress evidence to weaken the prosecutor’s case against you.

Common issues we look for include:

  • Did the officer have probable cause to stop you
  • Was the search warrant valid
  • Did law enforcement have a search warrant
  • Were you advised of your Miranda Rights

Contact (407) 315-2888 today to schedule a free consultation with our aggressive criminal defense lawyer.

What Is Possession?

Pursuant to Florida Statute §893.16(6), the State of Florida is required to establish that the defendant was in “possession” of cannabis.

Possession can be established in one of two ways:

  • Actual Possession means that the defendant actually held or possessed the substance, or the substance was close enough to be within ready reach
  • Constructive Possession means that the defendant did not actually possess the substance, but had knowledge of its presence and had control over it

Possession of cannabis less than 20-grams is a misdemeanor of the first-degree. It is punishable by up to 1 year of incarceration, 1 year of probation, a $1,000 fine, and 1-year driver’s license suspension.

Possession of More than 20 Grams of Marijuana

If you are found to be in possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana, the government will charge you with a third-degree felony.

The penalties for a third-degree felony include:

  • Up to a $5,000 fine
  • ​Up to 5 years of probation
  • Up to 5 years in state prison
  • ​1-year driver’s license suspension

​A felony conviction for possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana can also have several collateral consequences, including expulsion from school, termination of employment, and loss of civil rights. With so much at stake, be sure to consult with an experienced attorney to learn how you can protect your rights and freedom.

Call Today for Aggressive Advocacy

As a former prosecutor, our Orlando marijuana possession lawyer has a unique advantage of understanding how the State prepares their cases. This can give you an edge when it comes to defending your case.

When your rights and freedoms are on the line, it is vital that you discuss your case with a lawyer who has the experience to defend your rights. Contact Z Law Firm, L.L.C. today to speak directly with our attorney. We would be happy to answer your questions and advise you on how we can defend you against your charges.

Take control of your case, and let us use our experience to work toward a favorable result on your behalf. Call (407) 315-2888 or fill out an online form now to begin building your defense.

Get to Know Our Attorney

As a former prosecutor, Attorney Zmijewski understands both sides of the law and how to use that to your advantage. He ensures that the rights of those he represents are protected.

Victories for Our Clients

Experience Matters. Trust a Professional to Get Results.
  • Felony Drug Posession Case Dismissed
  • Aggravated Battery Case Dismissed
  • Drug Trafficking Not Guilty Verdict
  • DUI Case Dismissed
  • DUI Charges Reduced
  • Felony Drug Possession Charges Reduced
  • Domestic Violence Case Dismissed
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What Sets Us Apart?

The Difference is Clear
  • Compassionate One-on-One Attention
  • Former Prosecutor
  • Nearly Two Decades of Trial Experience
  • Available 24/7

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