What will happen if I’m a first time offender charged with marijuana possess with intent to sell, manufacture or deliver?

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What will happen if I’m a first time offender charged with marijuana possess with intent to sell, manufacture or deliver?

It was for Schedule I, marijuana – possess possession marijuana over 20 grams, and narcotic equipment possession and/or use. Is there a possibility of my charges being dropped? I’ve never been arrested. I recently graduated college and I’m currently in grad school. I also have a child on the way.

Asked on February 13, 2015 under Criminal Law, Florida

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

You really need to consult directly with a criminal law attorney as to these charges; they are quite serious and can carry severe consequences. An experienced defense lawyer can get the charges dropped on a technicality (or at least one of them) or get them reduced. If it comes down to it, they may be able to win an acquittal at trial. The fact is that being a first-time offender will help somewhat but bottom line, you need legal counsel at this point. They can best advise you as how to proceed with your case. If you qualify, you may be eligible for the appointment of a public defender.


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