Do most people go to jail for marijuana possession in Florida?
Answer: It depends on the facts of the case and it depends on the jurisdiction. So if it’s a felony amount of marijuana and the person has a criminal history for drugs in the past, then absolutely the person could be looking at either county time or Florida prison, depending on the amount of marijuana found. The big key in this question as to whether or not someone could be going to jail for possession of marijuana really depends on whether they have a prior criminal history and the amounts of marijuana found, and then potentially how cooperative the person was with law enforcement. Even a misdemeanor amount, if a person has a criminal history—I’ve seen it every day where the prosecutors want to convict someone. Not only do they end up with a criminal record, but they end up with a loss of driver’s license. So it’s extremely important to contact an attorney if you’re charged with any sort of marijuana possession charge whether it’s a misdemeanor a felony.