Marijuana penalties in Okaloosa County, Florida, are classified two ways – misdemeanor and felony.
Misdemeanor penalties are considered “first degree” offense, punishable by up to 1 year in Jail. Those charges include:
- Possession of Marijuana Under 20 Grams
- Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (i.e. pipes, clips, baggies, bongs, containers, scales, etc.)
Felony Marijuana Penalties are either a 3rd Degree felony, punishable with up to 5 years prison, 2nd Degree, with a penalty of up to 15 years prison, or 1st Degree, with up to 30 years in prison.
The charges and felony level are:
- Possession of Marijuana Over 20 Grams (3rd Degree)
- Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Sell (3rd Degree)
- Cultivation of Marijuana (3rd Degree)
- Trafficking in Marijuana Less than 25 Pounds (3rd Degree)
- Trafficking in Marijuana 25 to 2,000 Pounds (2nd Degree with 3 years minimum mandatory prison)
- Trafficking in Marijuana 2,000 to 10,000 Pounds (1st Degree with 7 years minimum mandatory prison)
- Trafficking in Marijuana Over 10,000 Pounds (1st Degree with 15 years minimum mandatory prison)
If you or a family member has been arrested on a marijuana charge in Okaloosa County or Walton County, give me a call at (850) 362-6655 for a free consultation, and lets talk about what’s next.