Pleading guilty or no contest to a simple marijuana possession carries up to one (1) year in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.00. Some judges routinely require probation, drug testing and substance abuse counseling even for 1st time offenders.
Worse still…. Plead guilty to a marijuana charge and you could lose your driver’s license for one year. Two years if it was already suspended.
Think I’m kidding? Check out Florida Statute 322.055
And even in the places where citations are given, people paying citations could still have criminal records.
DON’T BLOW OFF SIMPLE POT CHARGES
Get legal advice before you go to court, or before you pay the citation. It could have long standing implications affecting your future. Ineligibility for public housing, some government employment, Bright Futures Scholarships and other forms of State financial aid.
Many Florida police departments are still arresting people for simple possession.And even in the places where citations are given, people paying citations could still have criminal records.
I will be blunt. it’s even worse than that….
Pleading guilty to a simple marijuana possession carries up to one (1) year in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.00.
Worse still….Plead guilty to a marijuana charge and you will lose your driver’s license for one year. Two years if it was already suspended.
Think I’m kidding? Check outFlorida Statute 322.055, “any person convicted of Possession of Cannabis will have their driver’s license or driving privilege revoked for one year.”
Ready for some more blunt news? Possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana is a felony. That’s right, a felony charge for possession of just 21 grams of pot and you don’t get a simple citation and a notice to appear in court for that.
Sale and Delivery of Marijuana of just 21 grams of pot is a felony punishable by a prison sentence of up to 5 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $5,000.
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We will set you up with a certified substance abuse professional to see what your possible counseling or treatment options are before you even go to Court. Everything done in our office is confidential and you decide what information you want us to disclose in your case.
When you are charged with crimes relating to controlled substances, we make sure that all court sponsored treatment programs will be available to you. Many first time offenders can complete a Drug Pretrial Intervention (DPTI) Program that will dismiss the charges upon successful completion.
If you or your loved one has been arrested on a drug charge anywhere in the Tampa Bay area, contact the Law Offices of James Souza III, PA immediately.
Time is of the essence in criminal cases. Investigations must get underway as quickly as possible before physical evidence is lost or destroyed, witnesses disappear or become unavailable, or the time within which to file motions raising legal defenses passes.
With over 22 years of criminal defense experience, skill and knowledgeable Tampa Bay drug crime defense attorney James G. Souza III is dedicated to zealous representation of clients. His deep understanding of the Florida criminal justice system combined with his extensive trial experience enable him to build strong, customized defenses for clients.
If a trial is required for you to receive justice, then Attorney Souza has more than two decades of jury trial success experience that will give you the best chance to win your case.
Of course, long before trial Attorney Souza meets with prosecuting attorneys to persuade them to dismiss charges altogether if the client satisfies certain proposed conditions. If he cannot persuade them to let the client go, he tries to get them to offer a lenient plea bargain. If they refuse, he asks them again whenever a suitable pretext is available.
Attorney James Souza never pressures or persuades a client to plead guilty though he may advise a guilty plea when he succeeds in persuading prosecutors to make generous plea bargain offers.
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