Protecting Those Facing Drug Possession Charges
While Florida voters emphatically approved allowing the use of medical marijuana in 2016, the state still treats drug possession quite seriously. The penalties for a conviction can still mean time in jail.
If you are facing drug possession charges, you need to take immediate action to protect your rights. I am criminal defense attorney David A. Carroll of Pensacola. I represent people facing misdemeanor and felony drug possession charges for substances like:
- Prescription drugs like oxycodone
While a lawsuit is likely, smoking marijuana remains illegal for all Floridians, even those who have a medical marijuana prescription. No matter the circumstances of your arrest, I will get to work mounting an investigation that can help you determine the best way to proceed.
I have helped numerous people minimize the negative consequences of an arrest by negotiating favorable plea deals and having charges reduced and dismissed. However, if prosecutors refuse to negotiate with you in good faith, I will not hesitate to advocate for you in front of a judge and jury.
Seek A Lawyer’s Help For Entering Drug Court Program
Florida was a pioneering state in the use of “drug courts,” which help people struggling with an addiction to drugs seek treatment. As the country continues to grapple with the prescription drug, heroin and fentanyl overdose epidemic, these drug courts can provide a positive way forward for people who are arrested because of their addictions.
I have practiced criminal defense law in the Pensacola area for more than 25 years. I know the judges and prosecutors, and I will work hard to help move your case to drug court and help you complete the requirements of your program.