A drug possession conviction can have a serious impact on your life, and Florida courts can be aggressive in pursuing many minor drug possession charges. In fact, any misdemeanor drug possession conviction for marijuana possession or any narcotic can result in a loss of your driver’s license for up to 2 years.
Don’t plead guilty to a Florida drug possession charge before speaking with a lawyer and exploring all of your defense options. You do not want to live with a criminal conviction on your record if you can avoid it, and in many cases you can. Yes may be able to beat your drug possession charge. There are often excellent defenses in drug possession cases. Some can often be reduced or dismissed depending on the facts of your case.
We can file a motion to suppress the evidence if the police didn’t have a legal right to search you, or pull you over and look in your car, or search your home. The police often behave carelessly in searches, and violate your constitutional rights. Some Florida counties have special drug courts that are designed to help people who have drug addiction problems, and aren’t completely focused on punishment. We can also argue for treatment programs in exchange for leniency in sentencing to avoid the worst outcomes. I will discuss all your options and possibilities in a free case evaluation on your FL drug charges.
A Conviction for drug possession has consequences. The consequences of any criminal conviction can destroy future opportunities and career options in law enforcement and many other professions with certification requirements and background checks. A criminal record will follow you around for the rest of your life, and the fact of any conviction can easily become known to anyone you come across. A conviction is part of the public record, and could easily become searchable on the Internet at any time in the future.