Ban is still in when it is in the alive and well the United States of the southern part, a number of municipalities of Florida, was moved to decriminalize small amounts of possession of marijuana – pot advocates, that leads to a final statewide reform the hope have trained.
Latest moves to eliminate the criminal penalties of holding arrested for them a small amount of weeds, to 3 in favor of a new ordinance that will prevent everyone from locals to tourists of the city council recently visited millions 4 voting Orlando, since thrown in the slum for carrying 20 grams of less than comes marijuana from the city every year.
Make the arrest instead Orlando police will have the authority to issue a citation for this crime. The second of the crime would be fine the jack-up of $ 200, but for the first time of the crime, it will be a slap in the $ 100 ticket. However, for those who cannot be correct lush mistakes of the case, the court, provides you the opportunity to repay the society to the debt through community service and drug abuse class criminals. The only people over the threshold of habitual – to get more than three times in trouble in the pot possession – would be required to make a court appearance.
Earlier last month, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer has praised the city council for the work towards the commonsense policies in possession of marijuana. Pointed out the importance of second chances, “criminal record that Dyer is likely that nothing is done to prevent the pot criminals, since it establishes you can in the future to improve their chances.”
“Is a person we have committed for the first time youthful mistake is that you are saying, as they are and do not have other background of any kind we probably can give them a second chance not associated with any of the crimes that are, “Dyer said.
But Orlando Police Chief John Mina, call it, the right thing to do step-up “in order to bid his support for the ordinance.” Mina, but ordinance to make official the new pot policy wax, his officers already only simple which told the Orlando Sentinel that you exercise your discretion, by confiscated at small amount of cannabis as other crimes had not been guilty.
“By we take them to jail, do not want to ruin my life,” Mina said.
Unfortunately, while, no doubt about it that a new ordinance is set to become effective on October 1 – a lot of patrolling police officers to fully prepare for Orlando area in order to still arrest a minor pot possession person will you. It is because the new regulations will be applied to the sole of the City of Orlando and the police force of the local, it’s not change the fact that this crime is still seen as a criminal act by the state of Florida.
Last month, immediately after the Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn signed a similar ordinance, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, they choose instead to follow the law outlined by the state, we have to respect the new local decriminalization law I came forward to say that would not. In order to strengthen this statement, the prosecution authorities of Hillsborough County, by suggesting that they will continue to, to back up the sheriff’s department, “just like we always have criminal treated as a liability.”
Year and a $ 1,000 fine to the punishment in prison – Florida law shows that it is possible to charge anyone in misdemeanor arrests in the following 20 marijuana grams.
Orange County Sheriff’s Department is not yet word on whether plans to follow in the footsteps of the Hillsborough County by continuing to bust people for simple possession. Message seeking clarification did not generate an immediate response.