If you find yourself accused of a crime, it is important to find a knowledgeable Sarasota marijuana charges attorney to protect your rights and advocate for the best possible result. This experience recently aided a young woman after she was pulled over for a routine traffic stop, but subsequently found herself charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana. A marijuana possession offense is a first-degree misdemeanor, punishable by a possible jail sentence or a 12-month term of probation. With a good job and no prior criminal history, the young woman wanted to avoid any time in jail or the complications associated with having a drug conviction on her record; therefore, she reached out to Erika Valcarcel, Criminal Defense Lawyer, P.A..

Attorney Erika Valcarcel used her ample understanding of Florida drug charges to effectively negotiate for her client and successfully had the young lady admitted into a drug diversion program, which includes a drug evaluation, and after completing some community service, the marijuana possession charge would be dismissed. On account of attorney Valcarcel’s representation, her client was able to move past this incident without the trappings of a drug conviction. Furthermore, the client was pleased to learn that after the diversion program, she’ll also become eligible for an expungement, essentially removing the incident from her record.

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