Fort Myers Marijuana Possession Defense Attorney

Experienced Marijuana Drug Charges Defense Attorneys For Southwest Florida

While other states may be passing laws to legalize the use of marijuana, possessing and distributing it in Florida are still highly illegal. Getting caught with less than an ounce in your possession can result in a misdemeanor charge. State and federal prosecutors are quick to tack on distribution charges, as well, if they feel you are in possession of more than just a personal amount.

Distribution And Possession Of Marijuana Are Serious Drug Charges That Can Carry Serious Penalties

Possession of high quantities of marijuana can allow prosecutors to tack on additional charges that may carry mandatory minimum state prison sentences under Florida state statutes.

Although typically charged as a misdemeanor, don't take marijuana possession charges lightly. Your criminal history will include a drug charge for anyone with public access to see. Pleading guilty to the prosecutor's agreement may seem like an easy way out, but it will mean having a conviction on your record that could remain there forever, potentially affecting job applications, acceptance to educational institutions or even qualifying for loans and mortgages. Even if the agreement doesn't include time in jail, you must do everything you can to avoid a conviction. Under current Florida state law, a conviction of even a misdemeanor drug charge carries a two-year driver's license suspension in addition to any other sanction imposed by the court.

We Will Look For Every Available Option To Help You Keep A Conviction Off Your Record

If you have been charged with a marijuana offense — or any drug charge — in Lee County, Florida, turn to Ringsmuth, Day & O'Halloran, PLLC, in Fort Myers for aggressive criminal defense representation. We are a team of experienced criminal law attorneys. We know the laws, and we know strategies for helping you get your charges dismissed or reduced.

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Call us at 239-245-9190 or toll free at 800-416-1434, or send us an email to explain your circumstances and arrange an opportunity to meet with one of our lawyers for a free case evaluation.