01/31/14: Florida One of Leading US States in Marijuana Arrests
According to a report that looked at statistics from 2001-2010 Florida is one of the leading States in the country for marijuana arrests. In 2010 Florida had the third most arrests for possession of marijuana and the 11th highest rate of marijuana arrests per capita. Florida also had three counties that ranked in the top 25 for marijuana arrests per county in the nation:
- Miami Dade (9th)
- Broward (16th)
- Orange (23rd)
If you are arrested for possession of marijuana in Fort Myers, Naples, or Port Charlotte, as the statistics above show, you’re far from alone. Possession of marijuana is a first degree misdemeanor and a conviction will result in a mandatory two year driver’s license suspension. The experienced drug defense lawyers at Viacava & Cantor will work to get your possession of marijuana charges dismissed or reduced. Call (239) 672-8934 to arrange a free consultation to discuss the facts of your marijuana arrest with an experienced marijuana defense lawyer from the Law Firm of Viacava & Cantor today.