Florida drug laws are among the most rigid in the country. In the Treasure Coast, drug arrest attorneys know that if someone is arrested for carrying even the smallest amount of marijuana (20 grams or less), he or she could face up to a year in jail, if convicted. Other negative aspects of a drug charge are not common knowledge. For example, a conviction on any drug charge in the state of Florida results in an automatic driver’s license suspension of at least six months, up to two years.
If you or a loved one is facing drug charges, these statistics are a frightening reality. The good news is that with expert representation, jail time may not be a foregone conclusion. Skilled Treasure Cost drug arrest lawyers know the rights afforded by the law to each and every one of their clients, and will fight diligently to protect them.
The Florida State Legislature passed Senate Bill 1050 in 2010 (2), which bolsters the Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act of 2005. This bill goes into effect January 1, 2011 and provides monitoring tools to retailers as well as:
Ohle & Ohle, P.A. are criminal defense attorneys and represent Treasure Coast drug arrest clients in Fort Pierce, Port St. Lucie, Stuart, Vero Beach and surrounding areas.
“I first hired him to defend me on a dui charge. We got the outcome we wanted on that. I then rehired him for new charges (possession of marijuana and paraphernalia) which resulted in a warrant being issued for Violation of Probation. I was scared to death, but Mike held my hand through the entire ordeal while maintaining effective and efficient communication with me throughout the entire process. He ended up getting those charges DROPPED and the warrant was redacted. He’s a life saver. I would never hire anyone other than him.”