Possession of Cannabis Resin Extract in Pinellas

In Pinellas County, FL, despite the legalization of possessing cannabis for medical purposes, most possession of marijuana for recreational reasons is still being prosecuted.

Possessing less than 20 grams of the green leafy version of marijuana is charged as a first-degree misdemeanor. But anyone caught in possession of even small amounts of the concentrated form of marijuana can be arrested or prosecuted for the felony offense of possession of a controlled substance, a third-degree felony.

Concentrated forms of marijuana include vape pen oils containing THC, as well as hashish, wax, budder, or crumble. The felony information in these cases alleges possession of “resin extract of the cannabis or marijuana plant, commonly known as cannabis resin extract, contrary to Chapter 893.13(6)(a).”

Attorney for Cannabis Resin Crimes in Pinellas County, FL

If you were charged with a marijuana crime, including possession, possession with intent to sell, delivery, or trafficking, then contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at Sammis Law Firm.

As medical marijuana has become legal, more arrests are being made for possession of cannabis resin extract. The attorneys for drug crimes in Pinellas County, FL, at Sammis Law Firm understand the best ways to fight these charges.

Contact us for a free consultation to discuss the charges pending against you, the potential punishments for those types of charges, and the best possible defenses that can be used to aggressively fight the charges.

Don’t face the judge alone. Contact our experienced criminal justice attorneys for Pinellas County, FL.

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Penalties for Possession of Cannabis Resin Extract in Pinellas County, FL

If you are charged with the crime of possessing a cannabis resin extract in violation of Section 893.13(6)(a) in Pinellas County, FL, then the crime is charged as a third degree felony, punishable by up to five (5) years in prison and a $5,000 fine.

On the scoresheet, the crime is classified as a “Level 3” offense for purposes of the severity ranking under Florida’s Criminal Punishment Code.

In addition to any other penalty imposed by the court, any conviction for a violation of Section 893.13(6)(a), will result in a six (6) month driver’s license suspension by the Florida DHSMV pursuant to Florida Statute 322.055.

This article was last updated on Friday, July 31, 2020.