If you have been arrested for a drug crime, the consequences of admission of guilt or a conviction can be severe and far reaching. In addition to a lengthy jail sentence, any felony conviction will make it difficult to get a job in the future. Even a misdemeanor conviction for possession of small amounts of marijuana will be on your criminal record and discovered by potential employers. If your child has been charged with a drug related crime, he or she will be unable to obtain any government student aid, loans, or grants, and any possible scholarship will be in jeopardy.
At the Law Offices of Mark D. Shelnutt & Rebecca A. Guthrie, Attorney Shelnutt's experience in arguing for both the prosecution and defense, as a former State Attorney's Prosecutor, is an asset to our clients. With more than 300 jury trials, we understand how the State prepares and prosecutes these kinds of cases. Our effectiveness in the courtroom is essential to preserve your freedom and your future.
This is NOT the time to find out that your attorney is inexperienced. We offer experience and a strong reputation for criminal defense here in Marion County and throughout Central Florida. We diligently analyze the police reports received from the State. Our cross-examination of arresting officers is used to attack credibility and to break down the State's case.
Our Attorneys are qualified to try cases in State and Federal Courts, while Attorney Shelnutt is Death Penalty Qualified.
What does this mean? Attorneys who achieve this designation are the only lawyers who can be assigned by a Circuit Court Judge to represent a person who is charged with a First Degree Murder where the Death Penalty may be imposed upon them. The Florida Supreme Court has rules that require these attorneys to meet specific criteria as to their criminal law practice, continuing legal education, and actual experience in Death Penalty cases. The Florida Supreme Court places the greatest scrutiny on these cases, since they are the most serious, and are extremely complex.
To schedule your consultation with an experienced Ocala Criminal Defense Attorney, contact our office online or call us at 352-629-6203.