Drug Charges in the Florida Keys

Brought up on a drug offense in the Keys?

Whether you are a tourist who had an unlucky day (or night) in our beautiful Keys, or a local that’s found yourself caught in a bind, one thing is for sure: a drug offense is a major inconvenience. With over twenty years of criminal defense experience, a hands-on approach, and competitive pricing, Anthony J. Stonick / Criminal Defense Attorney will attain the most favorable results for your case. If you are facing drug-related criminal charges, it is imperative that you retain a competent lawyer that will best represent you in the court of law. The sooner that we begin to review the details of your case, the better the chance is that we will achieve the most favorable result--so do not wait to give me a call.

What is a Criminal Drug Charge?

Florida is strict on criminal drug offense charges, with penalties ranging from a maximum sentence of one year of incarceration and a $1,000 fine for the most forgivable offenses, up to 30 years in jail and fines up to $250,000 for serious offenses in the most extreme cases. Furthermore, a drug conviction in the Florida Keys carries a Felony penalty--with the exception of the possession or sale of under 20 grams of marijuana--both of which are first degree misdemeanors for first-time offenders. All convictions carry a mandatory driver’s license revocation.

In order to achieve the most promising results for your case, you need a credentialed lawyer, well-versed in Florida law for handling your drug offense in the Keys. Anthony J. Stonick / Criminal Defense Attorney will mitigate your charges if you have been apprehended for any of the following:

  • Possession of a Narcotic/Controlled Substance - The Florida State Statutes proclaim that “[i]t is unlawful for any person to bring into this state any controlled substance unless the possession of such controlled substance is authorized by this chapter or unless such person is licensed to do so by the appropriate federal agency”. A complete list of the Schedule 1 substances to which this statute applies can be found here.
  • Possession with Intent to Sell - In Florida “it is unlawful for any person to sell... a controlled substance. Any person who violates this provision...commits a felony of the second degree”
  • Trafficking of a Controlled Substance - Any offense that “meets the threshold for the offense of trafficking in a controlled substance... is reclassified as a felony of the second degree,” making a trafficking conviction in the Keys particularly serious.
  • Manufacturing of a Controlled Substance - Likely the most stringent offense, the production of methamphetamine, for example, has the potential to carry the charge of “capital felony with a $250,000 fine.”

The seriousness of these charges--especially in the Florida Keys--must not be underestimated. Our lawyers may be able to help you, but you must act now by calling our offices.

Criminal Drug Offense Attorney in South Florida

If you or someone you know is dealing with criminal drug charges, a proven attorney is the greatest chance you have at reduced or dismissed charges. Anthony J. Stonick / Criminal Defense Attorney will achieve the best possible outcome for you based on the facts of your case. I will walk you through the legal process step-by-step, seeing to it that you are informed regarding your options.

If you are located in the Keys or surrounding locations, the Anthony J. Stonick Law Firm will help you with your case.

Get in touch with me immediately so I can start going over your case.

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