Under Florida Statute Section 893.13, Sale or Delivery of Marijuana (Cannabis) occurs when the defendant sold, purchased, manufactured, delivered, or possessed with the intent to sell, purchase, manufacture, or deliver a certain controlled substance.
In Jacksonville, Florida, Sale of Marijuana is a third degree felony. However, this can increase to a second degree felony depending on the location of the alleged sale. For instance, if the marijuana sale occurs within 1,000 feet of a church or a convenience store, the crime is a second degree felony. There are valid defenses to the charge of Sale of Marijuana, such as mistaken identity. Additionally, if you are charged with merely delivering less than 20 grams of marijuana, this is only a first degree misdemeanor. A Jacksonville Drug Crime Lawyer should investigate your case to help you find what defenses are available.
In Jacksonville, Florida, Sale of Marijuana is a serious offense that needs serious legal representation. If you have been arrested for Sale of Marijuana in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida or the surrounding counties, speak with a Jacksonville Drug Crime Attorney. A Jacksonville Drug Crime Lawyer has experience with sale cases and will defend your rights. Contact our Jacksonville Criminal Defense Lawyers by email or by calling 904-685-1200.