Drug Cases

State of Florida v. C.R.

Arrested for felony possession of marijuana with intent to sell while having a pending felony possession of over 20 grams of marijuana, new charge DROPPED, No Conviction, No Jail

Our client. C.R., was initially arrested for possession of over 20 grams of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia in Duval County.  During a traffic stop, police detected a strong odor of marijuana and searched our client's car.  They located a large mason jar containing 77 grams of pot, along with a digital scale and rolling papers.  After this arrest, our client was sent to a diversion program to complete and then this drug charge would be dropped.  While in the diversion program, our client was arrested on new Jacksonville marijuana charges.  C.R. was pulled over and the odor of marijuana was coming from the vehicle.  The officer observed a bag on the floorboard with a green leafy substance.  Police again found a large mason jar full of marijuana.  They also found two additional ziplock bags containing marijuana along with a vacuum sealed bag containing pot.  In addition to the pot, a digital scale with marijuana residue was also found.  The mason jar had over 72 grams of marijuana in it, the vacuum sealed bag had 209 grams, and the two ziplock bags had just over 17 grams of pot.  C.R. was arrested for possession of marijuana with intent to sell and possession of paraphernalia in Jacksonville.  With two felonies and two misdemeanors pending, C.R. was facing up to 12 years in prison.  Our Jacksonville Marijuana Attorney presented information to the prosecutor assigned to the case.  The new Jacksonville pot case was dropped completely.  In the older case, our client received a withhold of adjudication, meaning he was not convicted of any crime, and had to pay court costs.  No prison, no jail, no probation.

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State of Florida v. J.C.

Possession of Cocaine Charge Dropped

Our client, J.C., was arrested for possession of cocaine in Jacksonville.  This charge is a third degree felony punishable by up to five years in prison.  This Duval County drug charge also could make our client a convicted felon for the rest of his life.  The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office was conducting a special assignment.  The officer observed our client walk into a backyard, at 10:00 in the morning, with another male.  About 3 minutes later, they left the residence and walked across the street.  The officer attempted to make contact with our client, even though he had done nothing wrong.  The officer claimed to see our client drop a small piece of brown paper from his left hand.  Our client was then detained and handcuffed.  He still had done nothing wrong.  At this point, the police claim there was white powder residue on the piece of paper and it field tested positive for cocaine.  J.C was arrested for possessing cocaine.  Our Jacksonville Drug Attorney quickly revealed problems with this drug case to the assistant state attorney assigned to the case.  This felony charge was DISMISSED.

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State of Florida v. M.L.

Possession Suboxone, Possession of Cocaine, Resisting Without Violence and Possession of Paraphernalia, all charges DROPPED

Our client, M.L., was arrested for possession of a controlled substance (Suboxone) without a prescription.  While that Duval County drug charge was pending, our M.L. was arrested for possessing cocaine, paraphernalia and resisting an officer.  While the first drug case was pending, our client was riding in a car with two other people.  The car was stopped by police and the driver gave consent to search the vehicle.  Our client was the only passenger in the back seat, and one of the back seats was down revealing the trunk.  The officer found a bag containing several small plastic baggies with a small amount of cocaine in each.  After being arrested for possessing the baggies of cocaine, our client allegedly kicked open the police car door, prompting the police to arrest him for resisting an officer without violence.  Our Jacksonville Drug Attorney investigated the case further and presented background information to the prosecutor assigned to the case.  All criminal charges, both felony and misdemeanor, were all DISMISSED.

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State of Florida v. C.B.

Obtaining controlled substance by fraud sent to a diversion program

Our client, C.B., was arrested in Duval County for Obtaining a Controlled Substance by Fraud, a third degree felony in Florida.  If found guilty, not only would our client be a convicted felon, but was also looking at a maximum of five years in prison.  Our client worked in the medical field and numerous discrepancies were revealed in the quantities of pills given to patients under her care.  Our client was interviewed by a Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Narcotics Detective and the detective claimed that our client admitted to diverting Oxycodone, a controlled substance.  The detective reported that our client told her she had been taking the medications illegally for approximately seven months.  Our Jacksonville Drug Lawyer presented mitigating evidence to the prosecutor on the case and C.B. was accepted into the Drug Pretrial Diversion program.  Once our client completes the conditions in the program, her Jacksonville drug charge will be DISMISSED.

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State of Florida v. E.D.

Officer saw our client throw a joint, charge DROPPED

Our client, E.D., was arrested in Jacksonville for a charge of Possession of Less than 20 Grams of Marijuana, a first degree misdemeanor.  Our client had just left a cruise ship and was chosen by port security to be searched.  Just prior to the search, police say our client tossed a marijuana joint on the ground.  The cigarette was tested and field tested positive for marijuana.  Our Jacksonville Marijuana Attorney presented mitigating evidence to the Jacksonville state attorney's office and the Jacksonville Marijuana charge was DISMISSED.
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State of Florida v. S. M.

Clay County juvenile drug charges sent to diversion program with a prior drug charge already pending

Our client, S.M, a 15 year-old boy, was arrested on juvenile misdemeanor marijuana charges in Clay County.  At the time he was arrested for the possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia charges, S.M. had another marijuana possession pending in the juvenile court system.  On the first Clay County misdemeanor drug charge, S.M. went to school smelling of marijuana.  When school officials searched him, they found pot on his person.  This juvenile marijuana case was sent to Teen Court, which is a diversion program in Clay County juvenile court.  When completed, the charge will be dropped.  The worst thing you can do when you have a pending criminal charge in Jacksonville, Clay or Nassau County is to be arrested on other charges.  While his first charge was in Teen Court, S.M. was caught with several other juveniles behind an abandoned house.  Police made contact with him he had a backpack in his hand.  The backpack had a plastic water bottle modified with a metal socket and marijuana in a small glass jar.  Normally, the state attorney's office would flunk S.M. out of Teen Court and file all 3 of the Clay County marijuana drug charges.  Our Clay County Juvenile Attorney was able to not only keep S.M. in Teen Court on the original charge, but get the subsequent charges in Teen Court as well.  After successful completion of this diversion program, all charges against S.M. will be DISMISSED.

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State of Florida v. D.W.

Police see lines of cocaine on our client's lap and on nostril, case sent to a diversion program.

Our client, D.W., was arrested for Possession of Cocaine in Clay County, Florida.  Possessing cocaine is a third degree felony in Florida and is punishable by up to 5 years in prison.  Clay police walked up to our client's car and observed a cd case on D.W.'s lap with white powder lines on it.  Police reported that our client threw the cd case on the car floorboard, with the white powder substance scattering on the floor.  Police asked D.W. to exit the vehicle and he had a white powdery substance on the rim of his right nostril.  Clay police swabbed the rim of our client's nostril and the swab field tested positive for cocaine.  Our Clay County Drug Attorneys were able to get D.W. into a diversion program and at the completion of the program, the Clay County Drug Charge will be DISMISSED.
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State of Florida v. A.P.

Pot found closest to our client, charges DROPPED.

Our client, A.P., was arrested in Clay County for possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana, which is a third degree felony in Florida.  Our client's friend was driving his car and was pulled over for not wearing a seat belt.  A.P. was in the backseat on the passenger side and his cousin was in the passenger seat.  The driver was arrested for misdemeanor pot possession because he had "roaches" on his person, but the driver denied knowledge of the more than 20 grams of pot found in the seat pocket in front of our client.  Our Clay County Marijuana Attorney was able to get the charge DISMISSED.

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State of Florida v. R.E.

Seven pot plants, no prison time

Police said they found seven marijuana plants on the property of our client. He faced six years in prison after he was charged with cultivation of marijuana (3rd degree felony) and making false 911 calls (1st degree misdemeanor. Even though police had photographs of the marijuana, our Jacksonville drug attorney worked the case and all charges were dropped.




State of Florida v. S.C.

Drugs in his shoes, but our client walks

Police stopped our client because the license plate on his car was from a stolen vehicle. The police found crack and marijuana in his shoes. He was charged with cocaine possession (3rd degree felony), possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana (1st degree misdemeanor) and petit theft (2nd degree misdemeanor). He was looking at up to five years in prison and more than a year in county jail. But after a thorough investigation by our Jacksonville drug attorney, all charged were dropped.




State of Florida v. K.L.

Drugs found, but man can still get charges dropped

Police had a warrant to search our client’s Clay County home and, once inside, they found marijuana, two scales, plastic baggies, a rolling machine and a glass pipe – along with pills and a grinder. Police also found five pills and marijuana in our client’s bedroom. He was charged with possession of oxycodone pills (3rd degree felony) and possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana (1st degree misdemeanor). Our Jacksonville drug attorney reached an agreement with the state to get all of the charges dropped, provided he successfully finishes a diversionary program.




State of Florida v. M.L.

False prescription, but charges could be dropped

A Jacksonville pharmacist became suspicious after our client called in a prescription for hydrocodone. The pharmacist called the doctor, who said he did not write the prescription. Once our client came to get the prescription, the pharmacists took her driver’s license number down and called Jacksonville police. She was charged with attempting to obtain a controlled substance by fraud (3rd degree felony). Our Jacksonville drug attorney successfully got her into a pretrial intervention program, where she will do community service and get a drug evaluation. She has now completed the diversion program and the charges have been dropped.




State of Florida v. D.M.

Pills found in car, prison likely averted

Our client was at a Jacksonville home when police came to investigate suspected drug activity. He told police they could search his car. They found 10 Oxycontin pills, which our client admitted were his. He was looking at five years in prison for possession of a controlled substance (3rd degree felony). Our Jacksonville drug attorney negotiated a sentence so if he successfully finishes a pretrial intervention program in Jacksonville, the charges will be dropped.




State of Florida v. J.S.

Caught smoking pot in car, but deal got charges dismissed

Jacksonville police rode by a parking lot and saw our client in his car smoking marijuana. When officers came to his window, they smelled a strong odor of marijuana. After he was read his rights, police say he told them the drugs and the pipe were both his. He was charged with possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia (both 1st degree misdemeanors). Our client was placed in a pretrial intervention program, an arrangement worked out by our Jacksonville drug attorney. Charges were dismissed upon his completion of the program.




State of Florida v. H.S.

Lawyers contest pat down, cocaine and pot charges dismissed

Our client was found by police exiting a bathroom stall with cocaine and marijuana in his pocket. Police were called when a bar employee said our client was doing drugs in the restroom and had offered him cocaine in the last couple of months. Police went into the bathroom unannounced and listened in on a conversation between our client and another person. When our client walked out of the locked stall, police patted him down for weapons. That’s when they found the drugs. He was arrested for possession of cocaine (3rd degree felony) and marijuana (1st degree misdemeanor). The investigation by our Jacksonville drug attorney centered on the pat down and led to the dismissal of all drug charges.




State of Florida v. J.W.

Investigation gets trafficking charges dropped

Police found our client with 20 hydrocodone pills after stopping him for running a stop sign. The pills were in a bottle with a name scratched off and police say our client told them he got them from a friend’s grandmother who could not take them. Our client told police he had a prescription, but ran out. He said he takes the pills for back pain, but was charged with trafficking in hydrocodone (1st degree felony). Our Jacksonville drug attorney met with the prosecutor and all charges were dropped.




State of Florida v. S.S.

Man arrested for pot pipes, lawyers show car not his: charges dismissed

Our client was stopped on a Jacksonville street for driving without wearing his seat belt. When Jacksonville police came to the car, the officer said he smelled marijuana and asked to search the car. Our client gave the officer permission, and police found one marijuana pipe in the center console and another in the glove box. Both pipes were taken to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office property room. He was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia (1st degree misdemeanor). Our attorney in our Jacksonville drug crime law firm showed prosecutors evidence that our client did not own the car. The charges were then dismissed.




State of Florida v. C.C.

Client completes drug program, pot charge dropped

Our client was given a ticket to come to court on a charge of possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana (1st degree misdemeanor). Our client, 18, had a full-time job and was about to start college. He was facing up to a year in jail and had a juvenile arrest for pot possession. Our Jacksonville drug attorney helped him get a slot in a pretrial diversion program. He completed it and the charge was dropped.




State of Florida v. R.T.

Armed pot possession charges against alleged gang member dropped

Our client was sitting in the rear passenger seat of a parked car when police approached the driver. The driver, a 16-year-old without a driver’s license, rolled down the heavily tinted window. The officer said he immediately smelled marijuana. Police asked everyone to get out of the car and one of the passengers told an officer there was a “sack” of pot in the car. Police found a baggie of marijuana on the rear floorboard in plain view. The bag weighed 25 grams, making it a felony amount of pot. The officer found a loaded handgun in the glove compartment. Our client and the three others in the car denied that the gun or the drugs belonged to them. Police arrested our client for armed possession of marijuana (1st degree felony) and possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana (3rd degree felony). Police also said our client was listed as a “known” member of the “Bloods” street gang. There was no evidence of him being in a gang. All charges were dropped, after the work by our Jacksonville drug attorney.




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