American College of Attorneys Best of the Bar Award
10.0 Avvo Superb Lawyer Rating
Top 100 Trial Lawyers Award
Orlando Top Lawyers 2012 - 2024
Best Lawyers in America Award
Super Lawyers 2024 Award
Florida Legal Elite Award
Best Lawyers 2024 Award
Orlando Sentinel Best Bets Lawyer Award

Possession of Cannabis Greater Than 20 Grams

In Florida, possession of cannabis in excess of 20 grams is a felony crime.

Although cannabis (marijuana) laws across the country have been loosening, possession of more than 20 grams of cannabis is prosecuted as a third degree felony. That might not seem fair or just to you, but Florida law treats offenders punitively.

Punishment for marijuana possession typically depends upon the amount of marijuana possessed. Amounts larger than 20 grams indicate the possibility of the intent to sell marijuana, and carries a much more significant punishment.

Penalties for conviction of possessing large amounts of cannabis could include: up to five years in prison; strict probation terms; steep fines up to $5,000; ‘convicted felon’ status, which means that you lose valuable civil liberties such as voting in elections, and the loss of your Florida driver’s license.

Speak with an experienced Florida attorney at our firm today.
Call 855-Kramer-Now (855-572-6376)

If you have been charged with possession of cannabis greater than 20 grams, it is imperative that you seek a skilled and dedicated drug defense attorney immediately. You need an attorney who understands how Florida’s drug laws work and has spent years defending drug possession allegations.

The criminal defense attorneys at the TK Law Firm have significant experience handling Florida marijuana possession cases in both state and Federal courts. Let us help you develop a defense to avoid serious penalties and keep your record clean. Call 855-Kramer-Now (855-572-6376) for a free consultation about your case.

How Our Orlando Marijuana Defense Attorneys Help

As your defense attorneys, we will fight the charges against you with our full resources and commitment to obtain the best possible result, whether it is a dismissal or reduction of the charges, or an acquittal at trial.

We explore all options to defending a felony charge of possession of cannabis greater than 20 grams. This is critical to your case in order to fight the charge or to increase bargaining authority during negotiations.

Our attorneys are known for building strategies that can overcome obstacles or exploit opportunities in a case, that other attorneys often miss or do not pursue, that may result in the charges against you being dropped or reduced.

Defenses to marijuana possession may include:

  • Challenge the Search: Investigate whether police mishandled your case or violated your rights in any way, including Miranda violations, illegal search and seizure, and tampering of evidence.
  • Challenge “Possession”: Was the charge for “actual” or “constructive” possession of cannabis greater than 20 grams − and can the State prove it. We will examine witness statements and police reports, and retain private investigators to make sure all facts are uncovered and considered.

Central Florida law enforcement makes more arrests for possession of marijuana than for any other drug crime; they are also apt to make more mistakes. When they do, our experienced drug defense attorneys will find them. We are also committed to protecting the constitutional rights of each client we serve, including the right to due process. The TK Law Firm has won a reputation for aggressively defending our clients; as a result, prosecutors are often more willing to negotiate with us.

Alternative Sentencing Options for Possession of Cannabis Greater than 20 Grams

Depending upon the facts of your case, you may qualify for the Drug Court or Pretrial Diversion programs. These options can help you avoid a felony conviction, jail time and other unpleasant punishments. Only first time offenders are eligible for Pretrial Diversion. If you opt for this process, you will serve 10 to 20 hours of community service, submit to random drug testing and take a class. Complete all that work, and your charges will be dismissed.

Drug Court offers a similar alternative process for rehabilitating defendants accused of possession of cannabis greater than 20 grams in Orlando. The process includes monitoring and drug therapy and counseling; and you will need to submit to random urinalysis.

Steven Kramer, the founder of the TK Law Firm, spent a long time working as a drug counselor. This background and experience has given attorney Kramer invaluable insight into the nature of drug charges and addiction, and it deeply forms our firm’s compassionate, proactive approach in these alternative options.

Being Charged with Possession of Cannabis Greater Than 20 Grams Is No Small Matter

Our criminal defense attorneys can help protect you in all manner of marijuana possession charges. Contact our Orlando drug defense lawyers today to protect your rights and your future.

Call us at 855-Kramer-Now (855-572-6376). We have law firm locations in Orlando, Altamonte Springs and Tampa. We offer payment plans, accept credit cards, and are available for evening appointments.

Possession of a lesser amount of marijuana is prosecuted as a misdemeanor. Learn about the penalties involved for possession of cannabis less than 20 grams.

Free Case Review

All free case evaluations are reviewed by our legal team. For immediate assistance, please call us at 407-834-4847.

quick Links


Make Your Best Decision Today


Schedule your case review so we can help you.



During your consultation we’ll review your options and see if we’re a right fit for you.



If we take on your case, you’ll be represented by the best.

Get Your Free Case Evaluation Today

The Orlando divorce lawyers at TK Law are deeply committed to the individuals and families they serve. We are here to help you resolve each legal concern so you can regain control and move forward with your life. You will also have a steadfast, accomplished advocate in your corner to fight for what matters most if a dispute goes to trial.

We know how overwhelming conflict can be and how painful it is to see a marriage end. We will guide you through this difficult process before, during and after your divorce.

Contact our offices today to schedule a confidential consultation with one or our family law attorneys, or call us at 855-572-6376.



Our best awards are
client victories

Roy P.
Mar. 2024
Read More
Gastell and Kayla were awesome! They helped me make it through a very challenging time in my life with kindness and compassion. They were always available to answer my questions and kept me up to date. Their counsel was extremely helpful in aiding a resolution that I am very satisfied with.
Carmen D.
Mar. 2024
Read More
I give this law firm a 5 star. Ray and Janelise helped us with our probate issue and made the process a lot easier for us to finalized all of it. We're very thankful to this law office and recommend them for any legal issues.Thank you Janelisse and Ray and the entire office .
Alysia T.
Jan. 2024
Read More
I am thankful to Janelise and Kayla at TK Law for a fantastic job. Kayla guided me through every step of my divorce process. She is patient, professional, and honest. I highly recommend them!
Chris O.
Dec. 2023
Read More
This was first experience hiring a law firm and I am very happy that I hired TK Law. My attorney Janelise and Paralegal Kayla were kind, knowledgeable and made the process easy. They were quick to respond when I needed revisions to my document and the final outcome was perfect. If I ever need legal help in the future, I will not hesitate to contact TK Law again.

*Top-rating from clients and award publications such as Orlando Weekly, US News & more.​


Schedule Your Case Evaluation

We offer payment plans, accept credit cards, are available for evening appointments and our main office is conveniently located right off of I-4, between 436 and 434. For immediate help call: 407-834-4847.


The information found here is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any situation or individual case. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.


Phone: 407-834-4847
999 Douglas Ave #3333, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714

Service Areas

Orange & Seminole County, Florida.