Marijuana possession is one of the most common criminal offenses in Florida. Although it is generally a misdemeanor, a conviction can still carry serious penalties. You could face jail time, probation, fines and suspension of your driver's license. Possession of larger quantities can constitute a felony. Either type of offense can mar your criminal record and result in collateral consequences ranging from a tarnished reputation to restricted employment and educational opportunities.
High school and college students facing marijuana possession charges face another layer of consequences: suspension or expulsion from school. When your future hangs in the balance, it is critical to seek representation from an experienced defense attorney.
A Dedicated Legal Team With Extensive Experience
At Dobson, Davis & Smith, a criminal defense firm in Tallahassee, our defense attorneys handle marijuana possession cases with a high degree of skill and dedication. We handle all types of drug crimes, including simple possession, possession with intent to sell, and marijuana cultivation or distribution.
Our legal team consists of attorneys and staff with diverse strengths and invaluable experience.
One of our lawyers is a former law enforcement officer and federal prosecutor; another is a former state prosecutor. Collectively, we have served in the courtroom trenches for more than 80 years. We have successfully handled all types of drug crime defense cases, earning freedom and a fresh start for our clients.
Examining All Avenues For Challenging The State's Case
Each case is different, and each calls for a unique strategy. Our attorneys understand what to look for in detecting weaknesses in the state's case. For example, we can determine whether there are grounds for dismissing or reducing the charges based on:
- Failure to provide Miranda warnings
- Insufficient legal basis for search or seizure
- Lack of an arrest warrant
- Insufficient evidence in support of constructive possession
We are also familiar with alternatives to jail or other harsh sentences, including diversion programs for first-time offenders, which can preserve your clean criminal record. We can walk you through any available opportunities to help you minimize the long-term consequences of a conviction.
Contact Us · Leon County Defense Attorneys Handling Grow House Charges
As with any type of criminal case, the sooner you consult with an attorney, the better. To arrange a free initial consultation with one of our lawyers, call Dobson, Davis & Smith at 850-270-0412 or toll free at 888-339-2943. You may also complete a brief online form. We offer evening and weekend appointments by request.