I was stopped for tint and the officer smelled marijuana i was cooperative with him he gave me a citation was not arrested but with a mandatory appreance in court, I have never been in trouble for drugs before I currently reside in south west Florida what would be my outcome in court ?
While AVVO (and similar sites) are wonderful sources of generic information it is critical to bear in mind that
You may or may not enjoy viable defenses to the charges, affirmative or otherwise, or there may be factual, legal, procedural or substantive mechanisms by which to attack and beat the charges in your unique case, I do not know and the forum to find out is NOT on line; rather it is in the sanctity of attorney's offices, where your statements are privileged and cannot be used against you.
The best way for you to get competent advise is going to be to consult with an experienced and local criminal defense lawyer who can follow-up on your information with questions of her/his own, as well as review the police reports and whatever evidence that you may provide and then offer an informed opinion.
My advise: GET OFFLINE (caps intentional) and into a skilled and experienced Immokalee area criminal defense lawyer's office. Use the "Find a Lawyer" feature on AVVO to locate proximate lawyers, make an appointment, show up on time, bring whatever evidence, documents or witnesses that you may have, engage in a meaningful face-to-face consultation and get yourself some advise which is legally sound and has been custom tailored as possible to meet your specific reasonable needs in your unique case.
Wishing you luck and hoping that I have been helpful in answering your question.
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That notice to appear in effect is an arrest. If you or your attorney fail to appear at the mandated time and place, a warrant will be issued for your arrest. Now is the time to seek legal counsel.
You are not only facing a possible criminal conviction for possession of a controlled substance but a statutorily mandated driver's license suspension. I strongly advise you to hire an attorney highly competent in the criminal defense arena,
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