Although Florida added a constitutional amendment allowing medical marijuana, the possession of marijuana without a medical card is still a criminal offense. Possession of less than twenty (20) grams is a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail and $1,000 fine. Simple possession of over twenty (20) grams is felony with up to five (5) years in prison and a $5,000 fine.
Recently an appellate court addressed a criminal traffic case of leaving the scene of a crash involving death, commonly referred to as a hit and run or LSA for leaving the scene of an accident. The issue was whether at a trial, the jury should be instructed that the driver had to have actual knowledge of the crash or whether the accused knew or should have known about the crash. There is a big difference between actually knowing and that you should have known.