A criminal charge is the most serious legal matter an individual is likely to ever face. Individuals charged in Florida with a variety of crimes are entitled to representation in all criminal hearings. Some crimes also involve administrative sanctions as well for which the law does not guarantee individuals a right to counsel. Some of the harshest administrative sanctions are administered by State of Florida and include license suspensions, revocations, and the imposition of ignition interlock device requirements. Military personnel and government workers might also be subject to security clearance revocation upon the charging or conviction of a crime.
Many people arrive to Port Canaveral in Brevard County from states where possession of marijuana is legal. Possession of marijuana is a misdemeanor in Florida. Possession of THC concentrate in any amount is a felony offense in Florida. Getting caught with a vape pen, edibles, hash oil, or THC concentrate can carry serious penalties. Do not wait to hire a lawyer.
The law jealously protects the rights of individuals accused of crimes but an experienced, skillful, and aggressive advocate is required to assert those rights and, in cases of violations, seek a dismissal or reduction of charges. Depending on the facts of each case, individuals are sometimes able to take advantage of a deferred prosecution or pretrial diversion agreement. Bachand & Bachand, P.A. attorneys have represented individuals in matters ranging from traffic offenses to felonies in all stages of proceedings from arraignment through trial. We also represent individuals in post-conviction matters, such as record expungements and firearms rights restorations. We offer free consultations and are available by e-mail or telephone at all times of the day or night and on weekends.
The attorneys at Bachand & Bachand, P.A. offer our clients capable, vigorous defense of criminal matters. We are committed to providing understanding, experience, and skilled advocacy for our criminal defense clients.