Society views drug possession as a gateway to criminality, violence, and urban decay. According to the Department of Justice, 30.3% of those people incarcerated in state prison for committing property crimes in 2004 committed their crimes with the motive of purchasing drugs. Similarly, the Department of Justice concludes that a significant percentage of violent crimes are associated, either directly or indirectly, with drugs. A
As a result, the state of Florida vigorously prosecutes drug possession, and the consequences are surprisingly severe. Indeed, Florida’s penalties for marijuana possession are among the strictest in the country. Call our Weston drug crime attorney for the help you need after an arrest.
For instance, although possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana is only a misdemeanor offense, an adjudication of guilt for possessing less than 20 grams of marijuana carries a mandatory 2 year driver's license revocation and the possibility of a year in jail. What is more, an individual driving on a license that is suspended for Possession of Marijuana will likely face the possibility of an additional jail sentence.
It is essential that individuals facing allegations of drug possession seek representation from an effective and knowledgeable Weston criminal defense attorney. Kevin F. Moot has extensive experience litigating drug possession and he knows how to attack the admissibility of the State’s evidence. The Law Office of Kevin F. Moot will diligently investigate the police conduct associated with his client’s arrest and study the latest developments in the law in order to best structure an effective defense to the prosecution’s allegations.
Our criminal defense lawyer in Broward County is eager to discuss solutions for his clients. Contact the Law Office of Kevin F. Moot for a free consultation.