Possession of marijuana can either be a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the amount possessed. If you possess 20 grams or more it can be punished as a 3rd degree felony punishable by up to 5 years in prison. If you possess less than 20 grams it is punishable as a first degree misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in the county jail.
How can this particular charge affect your driving privileges? If you are convicted of this charge, also known as an adjudication, you will lose your privilege to drive for one year, Florida Statute 322.055.
There are many ways to avoid this conviction/adjudication. An experienced traffic attorney can help you preserve your license. For more information about my firm call us at 561-989-9999 or visit us on the web at www.dontpaythatticket.com