Gainesville, Florida Student Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Charges Dismissed


The results are specific to the facts and legal circumstances of each of the clients’ cases and should not be used to form an expectation that the same results could be obtained for other clients in similar matters without reference to the specific factual and legal circumstances of each client’s case.

A University of Florida Police Department officer responded to an anonymous tip about UF students smoking marijuana behind one of the dormitories. The officer noted the smell of marijuana emanating from one student and searched him. The officer found a small glass pipe containing marijuana residue and arrested the student for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. (Date of Arrest: October 12, 2011)

The student sought legal assistance from Meldon Law. Attorneys successfully attained the student’s admission into the Deferred Prosecution program. After completing community service hours and paying minimal fines, the student’s charge was dismissed.