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Our attorneys can help if you’re accused of an offense involving the possession or manufacturing of illegal drugs

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, P.A. has spent over a decade representing clients in all types of criminal drug cases. I am well-versed in Florida drug possession and manufacturing laws, specializing in the offenses of Trafficking and Manufacturing all forms of illicit narcotics, including but not limited to 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 is the only drug that is classified as a misdemeanor, however, Marijuana possession may also be a Felony if the accused is in possession of excess than twenty (20) grams.  All other possession charges constitute a Felony and depending on the amount, or weight, the charges can be increased to Trafficking, which is a First Degree Felony, punishable by thirty (30) years in the Florida Department of Corrections.  West Palm Beach Criminal lawyer, 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.

  • Cocaine
  • Marijuana
  • Ecstasy (MDMA)
  • Methamphetamines
  • Heroin
  • Anabolic Steroids

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 thirty (30) day time frame.  Attempting to alter or manipulate a physician’s prescription is also illegal and can constitute a drug offense.  West Palm Beach drug crimes attorneys, Scott Skier, is well equipped to assist those accused by fighting for the best outcome possible.  Common prescription drugs that are sold and possessed illegally include:

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


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

  • Marijuana Sale — 3rd degree felony, up to 5 years in prison
  • Marijuana Sale within 1,000 feet of a school or church — 2nd degree felony, up to 15 years in prison and a $10,000 fine
  • Cocaine Sale — 2nd degree felony, up to 15 years in state prison
  • Cocaine Sale within 1,000 feet of a church or school — 1st degree felony, mandatory minimum of 3 years in prison

Contact Our 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 West Palm Beach criminal defense drug crimes 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 is a West Palm Beach Criminal Defense Attorney with Extensive Expertise in all Drug Related Offenses.  If you are looking for personalized service from well-respected local West Palm Beach Criminal Defense Attorneys, contact our firm any time at 561-820-1508 or you can contact us online to schedule your free consultation. The Skier Law Firm, P.A. serves Palm Beach County, Martin County, St. Lucie County, Lee County, Broward County and Dade County.

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