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UM Football Player Arrested For Felony Possession of Marijuana

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A sophomore linebacker who plays for the University of Miami has been arrested for resisting an officer without violence and possession of marijuana over 20 grams.

The details of how the UM player came into contact with police is unknown at this time. In my experience, most marijuana arrests stem from traffic stops where officers claim that they smell marijuana. Under Florida law, the smell of marijuana gives an officer probable cause to search your entire vehicle.

Resisting an officer without violence is a first-degree misdemeanor. Possession of marijuana over 20 grams is a third-degree felony punishable by up to 5 years in prison. An adjudication for possession of marijuana will result in a two-year driver's license suspension.

Eric Matheny represents clients in Miami-Dade and Broward charged with marijuana possession, sale, and trafficking.