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With 20 years of experience in the criminal justice system, I know how to get positive results for clients who have been charged with a criminal offense. With insider knowledge and a drive to win, I am the attorney defendants turn to when dismissal — and freedom — is their goal.

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Criminal trail lawyers top 25
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Florida association of criminal defence lawyers
2016 - 10 Best Client satisfaction - American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys(TM)
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Avvo rating 10.0 superb top attorney criminal defence
Palm beach association of criminal defence lawyers
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The national top 100 trail lawyers
Avvo rating superb top attorney criminal defence
National women top 100 trail lawyers
Lawyers of Distinction 2018
2016 - 10 Best Client satisfaction - American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys(TM)
2016 - 10 Best Client satisfaction - American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys(TM)
Avvo clients choice 2015 criminal defence
Criminal trail lawyers top 25
Palm beach association of criminal defence lawyers
The national top 100 trail lawyers
National premier NACDA top ten ranking 2016
Avvo rating 10.0 superb top attorney criminal defence
Avvo rating superb top attorney criminal defence
Florida association of criminal defence lawyers
Palm beach association of criminal defence lawyers
National women top 100 trail lawyers
Lawyers of Distinction 2018
"The Highest Rate Of Acquittals and Dismissals"
— Equal Justice Foundation
"The Highest Rate Of Acquittals and Dismissals"
— Equal Justice Foundation

Florida State University quarterback faces drug charges

Deondre Francois, a Florida State quarterback, has been working hard to recover from a previous injury and to impress his football coach. However, despite all his good intentions, a two-month drug investigation led to a search warrant being issued for his home in Tallahassee. There, the police discovered a mixture of marijuana and tobacco along with other drug-related items.

He was not arrested for the possession of the substances, instead receiving a misdemeanor for possession. He was offered the opportunity to go through a pretrial diversion program that could help have the charge completely removed from his record if he complies with the court’s requirements.

It’s unfortunate, but the trouble he’s in with the law could impact his career in football with the Seminoles. He argues that the marijuana and drugs were not his but were his girlfriend’s; she was at the home at the time the search warrant was executed. He allegedly told police he’s unable to smoke at the moment and that he hadn’t used the drugs since Dec. 2017. He qualified for the state diversion program as a result of the small amount of drugs found in the apartment (less than 20 grams of marijuana).

In the diversion program, the young man will need to do community service and avoid getting into trouble with the law for between three months and one year. He’ll have to pay a small fine of $100 for the state attorney’s office’s involvement in the case. It’s possible he could be asked to enter a substance abuse program as well.

A diversion program will help this young man potentially avoid trouble in the future from this incident. It could be beneficial in your case, too.

Source: Orlando Sentinel, “FSU QB Deondre Francois offered diversion program for misdemeanor marijuana charge,” Safid Deen, April 13, 2018