Fort Pierce Drug Lawyer
Criminal defense law firm representing the Treasure Coast
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.
New drug laws in Florida
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:
- establishes limits of the sale and purchase amounts of ephedrine and related products
- sets requirements for retailers to ensure accurate reporting of sales of these products
- provides Florida Law Enforcement with data for investigation
- data collected is allowed as evidence in related drug arrest cases
- new bills for laws and regulations are constantly being introduced into the Florida State Legislature, so securing representation by criminal defense lawyers who are well versed in existing and proposed drug laws is critical to a sound defense.
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.