Will I Face Jail Time for Simple Possession Charges?


Whether or not you face jail time for simple possession will depend on the drug, the amount, and any priors your may have. Penalties in this state are some the harshest in the country. Even a minor possession of marijuana charge should be defended in court. If you are arrested again in the future, you will be considered a repeat offender, and penalties will be more severe. If meth, cocaine, heroin, LSD, ecstasy, or illegal prescription drugs are involved, you could spend years in prison, depending on the amount of the drug found in your possession.

The sooner you have a Fort Myers criminal defense attorney representing you, the better your chances will be. At Calvo & Calvo, Attorneys at Law, we are a tough, dedicated, creative legal team. One of our lawyers is a former prosecutor. This gives him the advantage of knowing how prosecutors think and act. Another attorney on our team is board certified in criminal trial law – one of only 372 in the entire state and only 7 in the local area. We have many years of experience defending clients against drug crimes and other criminal charges. We will thoroughly review the evidence and look for openings for our defense strategy.

You are in good hands with our law firm. Possession of 20 grams or less of marijuana is a misdemeanor with maximum jail time of 1 year. The same applies to less than 3 grams of hash and possession of paraphernalia. Possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana is a felony with maximum incarceration of 5 years. This also applies to 3 grams or more of hash. Conviction for possession of any drug brings a 2 year suspension of your driver's license. Contact our firm for aggressive legal representation.

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