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i am in jacksonville, florida. got caught for careless driving

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i am in jacksonville, florida. got caught for careless driving and cop smelled something. upon a search he find a pipe and < 20 grams of pot. this is my first offense. what can i expect?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  socrateaser replied 7 years ago.

Maximum sentence is 1 year and $1,000.

 

You're eligible for diversion, which if you complete the program, will cause your charge to be dismissed and you will have no criminal record. Have a lawyer negotiate with the DA for you. It makes things go smoother.

 

For a criminal defense attorney referral, see: http://www.abanet.org/legalservices/lris/directory/main.cfm?id=FL

 

Hope this helps.