In some cases, attorneys don’t always advise of possible collateral consequences. Whether they don’t know due to lack of experience or just don’t think they need to advise on that, it’s important for the unsuspecting client to understand that collateral consequences do exist in certain criminal case scenarios. A specific collateral consequence that comes up often is the driver’s license suspension attached to drug possession cases. The Florida legislature has included a license suspension upon conviction of a drug offense. A simple misdemeanor possession of marijuana conviction could cause your license to be suspended for one year. In more serious criminal cases such as trafficking in cocaine, the license suspension is two years. It is imperative that the attorney you choose to consult with regarding your criminal case know about possible collateral consequences when resolving your case. With over 40 years of combined legal experience we know about collateral consequences. And we know how to avoid them when possible.
Your driver's license will be suspended if you are convicted of certain drug offense.