If you appear in Okaloosa County Court and enter a plea that results in the conviction to an enumerated drug crime, such as Possession of Marijuana, you face some harsh penalties.
Even for a misdemeanor possession of marijuana charge, you may face a combination of jail and probation for one year while losing your driver’s license for two years. That’s right: TWO YEARS without a driver’s license.
In addition, a conviction to possession of marijuana carries with it additional consequences that could mean:
- Loss of a college scholarship and financial aid.
- Loss of your job, including your professional license or certification.
- A permanent drug charge on your criminal record.
- Fines, Court Costs, Community Service, Supervision Fees, Random Urinalysis and Drug Screens, Monthly Reporting Probation, Drug Evaluation, Drug Classes, Individual Drug Treatment or Drug Counseling.
The bottom-line is this – get the best criminal defense attorney you can in Okaloosa County, Florida. There’s not many and I include myself on that short list of good ones. Call me at (850) 362-6655 for a free consultation.