Drug Crimes

West Palm Beach Drug Crime Lawyers

Our Attorneys Can Help If You Were Accused of an Offense Involving the Possession or Manufacturing of Illegal Drugs in Palm Beach County

Florida has unusually strict drug laws and severe penalties that make the need for a skilled drug crime attorney vital to determining the outcome of your case. The Skier Law Firm has spent over a decade representing clients in all types of criminal drug cases. We are well-versed in Florida drug possession and manufacturing laws, specializing in the offenses of trafficking and manufacturing all forms of illicit narcotics, including marijuana, cocaine, heroin, and all forms of prescription drugs.

Illegal Drugs: From Marijuana to Xanax

You may be charged with a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the type of drug and the amount alleged to be in one’s possession. Marijuana charges are often classified as misdemeanors; however, marijuana possession may also be a felony if the accused is in possession of over 20 grams. All other possession charges constitute a felony, and depending on the amount, or weight, the charges can be increased to trafficking. 

Drug trafficking is a first-degree felony punishable by 30 years in the Florida Department of Corrections. Scott Skier has defended all matters of drug charges, obtaining acquittals in matters such as “marijuana grow house cases,” trafficking in oxycodone, trafficking in cocaine, trafficking in heroin, and the manufacturing of the same.

Prescription Drugs

Prescription drugs become illegal when an accused attempts to sell or buy them or when an accused attempts to fill a prescription with a fraudulent script. Additionally, it is illegal to fraudulently misrepresent to a physician that an accused has not received similar or like medication from another provider within a 30-day time frame. 

Attempting to alter or manipulate a physician’s prescription is also illegal and can constitute a drug offense. Our West Palm Beach drug crime attorneys are well-equipped to assist those accused by fighting for the best outcome possible.  

At The Skier Law Firm we work tirelessly to defend your rights. Call us today at (561) 220-3355 or send us a message to make an appointment with our criminal defense lawyers.  

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The Florida judicial system’s sentencing guidelines for the sale of illegal or prescription drug convictions can include:

  • Marijuana sale: Third-degree felony, up to five years in prison
  • Marijuana sale within 1,000 feet of a school or church: Second-degree felony, up to 15 years in prison and a $10,000 fine 
  • Cocaine sale: Second-degree felony, up to 15 years in state prison
  • Cocaine sale within 1,000 feet of a church or school: First-degree felony, mandatory minimum of three years in prison

Common prescription drugs that are sold and possessed illegally include:

  • Vicodin
  • OxyContin
  • Demerol
  • Methadone
  • Valium
  • Xanax
  • Morphine
  • Oxycodone

Experienced Drug Crime Attorneys 

As you can see, there are numerous drug-related offenses that one may face, which range from simple possession to sale to trafficking and manufacturing. As attorneys, it is our job to protect your rights and provide you with the best legal defense possible. 

We present you with each option, from jury trial to a negotiated settlement, and explain each detail, offering you the best legal advice available. Scott Skier has extensive expertise in all drug-related offenses.  

If you are looking for personalized service from well-respected, local attorneys, call (561) 220-3355 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation. 

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