Drug Possession


The criminal defense attorneys of Martin County's Colter Law Group represent adults and juveniles who have been arrested for possession of marijuana, cocaine, prescription pills, and all other illicit narcotics. Since the advent of the War on Drugs, law enforcement officers in South Florida have targeted individuals at all levels of the drug trade—including occasional users. Oftentimes, otherwise law-abiding citizens who occasionally use drugs are caught up in police initiatives that are designed to catch drug dealers and importers. With the help of an experienced defense attorney, it may be possible to have your charges dropped, reduced, or referred for pretrial intervention. Contact our Stuart, FL law office to discuss your case.

Drug Crimes in the State of Florida

In Florida, with the exception of possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis, it is a felony to possess drugs without a prescription. You will be charged with a crime even for small, personal usage amounts. Our criminal defense lawyers have successfully represented clients for narcotics offenses related to:

  • Marijuana/Cannabis (both over and under twenty grams)
  • Cocaine
  • Heroin
  • Prescription Medications (Xanax, Soma, Oxycontin, Roxy's, Dilaudid, et cetera)
  • Methamphetamine
  • MDMA (Ecstasy)
  • GHB
  • PCP
  • LSD (Acid)
  • Psychedelic Drugs (i.e. mushrooms, peyote)
  • Prescription fraud
  • Doctor shopping
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia

The option of Drug Court, also known as pre-trial intervention (PTI), is available to many who are first time offenders charged with possession. Drug Court is not guaranteed and must be offered by the prosecutor. If after consulting with your attorney, you decide to enter Drug Court and complete all of the steps of the program, your case will be dismissed without going to trial. The arrest will remain on your record, but you may be eligible to have your record sealed or expunged if you do not have any prior conviction. In cases where pretrial intervention is not likely to be approved, the criminal defense lawyers at the Colter Law Group have many strategies for gathering evidence on your drug possession charges and presenting a defense to the prosecutor for use in plea negotiations or at a jury trial.

Professional Criminal Defense Lawyers for All Levels of Drug Charges

When it comes to narcotics possession offenses, most of our clients are either occasional, recreational users, or individuals who are in crisis. In either case, they do not belong in jail and do not need a criminal record causing them trouble int he future. Do not allow a simple possession arrest to jeopardize your employability, educational prospects, or reputation. Contact Stuart's Colter Law Group and allow one of drug defense lawyers to review your case. To schedule an initial consultation, contact our Martin County law office at (772) 888-0883.