Know Your Rights – Protect Yourself Against Medical Marijuana Charges
In 2014, Florida passed the Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act, which gave patients with certain medical conditions – such as those with epilepsy and other similar conditions – access to edible, low THC marijuana or cannabis oil. In 2016, this legislation was expanded to include terminally ill patients and provide access to medical marijuana that had no THC restrictions.
Just because medical marijuana is legal in Florida doesn’t mean its recreational counterpart is. Furthermore, in order to be in compliance with Florida medical marijuana laws, people must have a valid prescription for the drug to be in possession of it. Even then, there is a limit to what type of medical marijuana you can possess and how much.
Medical marijuana laws are complex in Florida. Further complicating matters is the fact that our laws are subject to change by legislators at any time. If residents don’t stay up to date on changes to the law or fail to follow the law in any way, they could risk facing serious drug charges later on. When this happens, the Law Firm of Scott T. Moorey is ready to defend people’s rights.
Good People Do Get Arrested. Facing drug charges doesn’t make you a bad person. At the Law Firm of Scott T. Moorey, we know that. We believe in protecting everyone’s rights, and we know good people do get arrested. Call 239-603-6312 or send us an email if you need help.
Potential Medical Marijuana Penalties
At the Law Firm of Scott T. Moorey, our attorneys understand the complexity of our state’s medical marijuana laws and how to create strong defense strategies when violations of the law occur. We have extensive experience successfully handling drug crimes cases for a variety of charges, including those concerning medical marijuana such as:
- Possession without a prescription
- Possession without a valid patient identification card
- Possessing a supply of medical marijuana greater than the authorized amount
- Possession of medical marijuana plants or plant parts
- Cultivating medical marijuana plants without a valid dispensary license
- Transporting medical marijuana across state lines
Violating Florida medical marijuana laws can carry steep consequences, including jail time, fines and a conviction on your permanent record that can affect everything from your ability to maintain employment and your civil liberties.
At our firm in Fort Myers, we take drug charges very seriously. We represent people from all walks of life because we believe in seeking justice and favorable outcomes for our clients. When you work with our team of skilled criminal defense lawyers, you will be treated with respect as you get your chance to tell your side of the story.
Aggressive Criminal Defense On Your Side
Attorney Scott T. Moorey is a second-generation defense attorney with 20 years of experience under his belt. He and attorney Lance W. Dunford pride themselves on providing aggressive, ethical counsel that will help you stay ahead of prosecutors, and they are better equipped to protect your rights.
We will develop a strong defense strategy that takes all aspects of your case into consideration, including instances of police misconduct, evidence mishandling or a false arrest. If the case against you is dismissed or dropped, we can attempt to get your record sealed or expunged so that the charges don’t negatively impact your life later on.
Talk To A Defense Team That Cares
With the Law Firm of Scott T. Moorey at your side, you can rest assured knowing your life and future freedoms are in good hands. With our help, you will be informed, protected and ready to face prosecutors in court with confidence. If you would like to schedule a free initial consultation at our Fort Myers office, call 239-603-6312 or send us an email.