Many people believe that we should legalize marijuana but at this point Florida has some of the harshest penalties for possession of under 20 grams of marijuana in the country. The maximum punishment for possession under 20 in Orlando is a year in jail, a year of probation or any combination of the two that does not exceed a year in duration. The maximum fine is up to $1,000. Some additional less known penalties are: a 2 year driver's license suspension if adjudicated guilty, loss of federal financial aid and potential loss of public assistance. The 2 year driver's license suspension does not require the accused to be operating a vehicle. The license suspension for a first DUI is only 6 months for a breath test over .08%. An experienced Orlando possession of marijuana attorney can argue for a dismissal, diversion, amended charge or at least a withhold of adjudication to avoid the 2 year driver's license suspension. An attorney can also waive your appearance from most of the court dates. This avoids missing work or school and avoids warrants for failure to appear. If you are charged with Orlando marijuana possession call attorney Kevin J. Pitts today at 407-883-6853 to set up a free consultation.