Much like the state of cannabis laws in Florida, fighting cannabis-related charges is an evolving legal issue. Our criminal defense lawyers are up-to-date on the latest cannabis reform laws and have handled all kinds of drug-related offenses, from misdemeanors to capital felonies. Several of our criminal defense lawyers even have experience prosecuting drug crimes for the State of Florida, which has given them crucial insight to how the State goes about pursuing charges against someone accused of committing a drug crime.
In addition, Criminal Defense Attorney Tim Pribisco is a member of the NORML Legal Committee, a collection of attorneys dedicated to the overall goals of NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws). Like all of our criminal defense lawyers, Tim is passionate about helping those accused of marijuana-related crimes overcome the charges they're facing, including illegal possession of THC.
While you don’t need a medical marijuana card to possess CBD oil, CBD oil looks, smells, feels, and will presumptively test positive for THC. That means you can be arrested for the possession of CBD oil that you legally purchased. If this has happened to your or someone you know, call our marijuana lawyers today at 386-222-6677.
The State Hemp Program Bill, passed in mid-2019, revised the State’s legal definition of cannabis to exclude hemp and industrial hemp.
Although hemp only has a THC concentration of 0.3%, law enforcement officers in the field are unable to test THC levels. This can be problematic for those in possession of hemp because the smell, appearance, and feel of hemp and cannabis are indistinguishable, meaning that you can be arrested for possession of hemp if an officer mistakes it for cannabis.
Many law enforcement agencies have recognized that the smell of cannabis is no longer probable cause that a crime exists within a vehicle, and have adopted the sniff plus test as a new way to find probable cause to search a vehicle without a warrant. The seizure of the suspected cannabis must be the result of a sniff, discovery of suspected cannabis, and other factors.
However, the new process is not a guarantee that your vehicle will not be searched if you’ve done nothing legally wrong. If you or someone you know are facing charges based on the scent of suspected cannabis in a vehicle, call our marijuana defense lawyers 24/7 at 386-222-6677 so we can start fighting your charges.
In early 2019, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill approving the legalization of medical marijuana in its smokable form. Following the re-legalization, medical marijuana patients are now permitted by Florida law to possess up to four ounces of cannabis in its herbal form. (Herbal medical marijuana is strictly controlled for those under the age of 18, who are only permitted to access it if they are terminally ill and have received approval from two doctors.)
At Delgado & Romanik, we believe that medical marijuana card holders are actually subjected to a higher level of intrusion by being straightforward with an officer, as opposed to a person who lies and states the cannabis is hemp, who states nothing is present, or remains silent. If you or a loved one are a medical marijuana card holder who has been arrested for a marijuana-related crime, call us now at 386-222-6677 so we can start working on your case.
If you or a loved one have been arrested for a cannabis-related crime in Daytona Beach, DeLand, or the surrounding areas, call our office today at 386-222-6677. In a free consultation with an experienced marijuana lawyer, your attorney will review your case and discuss possible defense strategies with you.