Florida Marijuana Laws and Penalties

Posted: March 10, 2016 | Categories: Laws, Tips, & FAQs

Despite the ongoing grassroots and lobbyist efforts to legalize marijuana, cannabis is still a controlled substance in Florida; possession, sale, and trafficking carry penalties such as imprisonment and fines, amongst other consequences. In this article, we review Florida marijuana laws, penalties for marijuana-related charges, and the types of defenses you may use. Because convictions have…


Florida 10-20-Life Law Changing: State Finally Does Away with Rigid Gun Penalties

Posted: March 10, 2016 | Categories: Felonies

Last week, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed Senate Bill 228 that put a stop to the rigid Florida 10-20-Life law. And it is about time, too. The law was a longtime target of criticism for its strict and often excessive mandatory minimum sentencing in criminal cases involving guns. It tied judges’ hands when it came…