Discovering that you face criminal charges for a drug offense in Apopka, Florida is one of the most disheartening events in a person's life. At The Umansky Law Firm, we understand that people make mistakes and firmly believe in providing second chances. If you have recently been charged with a drug crime, our Apopka drug defense lawyers are available to guide you through the judicial process.

With over sixty years of combined experience practicing criminal law, our team is dedicated to providing close, personal attention to each case we receive. Founder William Umansky has dedicated a career of over 25 years to providing criminal defense for people accused of drug and other crimes throughout Central Florida. Additionally, as a former prosecutor, he puts all his experience to work crafting defense strategies. If you face drug charges, allow our firm to protect your interests and guide you through each step of the legal process.

Apopka Drug Defense Lawyers Strive to Protect your Freedom

Florida is among the worst states in the nation in which to be arrested and charged in connection with a drug offense. The state's harsh drug laws stem from the War on Drugs in which the state imposes harsh punishments for drug crimes to steer criminals away from committing these offenses. The effects have resulted in tougher sentences due to mandatory minimum sentencing for mere possession for certain types of illegal drugs. While harsher penalties have not helped to reduce the rate of criminal drug activity, they have resulted in overcrowding in prisons throughout the state as prisoners stay behind bars for longer periods of time.

Mandatory minimum sentences in Florida strip judges of their ability to use reasoning and discretion to determine an appropriate punishment for a particular case. Though not all drug convictions lead to a mandatory minimum prison term, without an attorney to protect your interests, your chances of serving such a sentence may increase. At The Umansky Law Firm, our goal is to have your charges dropped or reduced to lesser charges whenever possible.

Standing Up For Your Rights in Apopka, Florida

Since the firm's inception, we have handled thousands of drug cases with many favorable outcomes. Our experience defending these cases enhances our ability to provide a strong defense for your case. The offenses below are just the tip of the iceberg for the types of drug crimes we defend.

Cocaine Offenses

Cocaine is a Schedule II controlled substance in Florida, making it a third-degree felony to possess fewer than 28 grams of the drug. Schedule II substances are considered to have a high abuse potential with limited medical uses. Penalties for felony cocaine possession are severe and may include years in a state prison. Possessing more than 28 grams of cocaine can lead to trafficking charges which would lead to a mandatory minimum sentence upon conviction.

Opioid Offenses

Florida residents are abusing opioids like fentanyl and heroin at alarming rates. To crack down on this abuse, Florida lawmakers have passed mandatory minimum sentences for fentanyl and heroin possession. Harsh consequences await anyone who is convicted of a fentanyl or heroin offense.

Marijuana Offenses

Although Florida lawmakers recently legalized medical marijuana, marijuana possession without a prescription is still a criminal offense. You could face misdemeanor charges for possessing fewer than 20 grams of marijuana and felony marijuana possession charges for more than that amount.

At The Umansky Law Firm, we understand that this may be a confusing and troubling time. We're here to provide support and inform you of your legal options. You can call us at 407-228-3838 or chat with us live around-the-clock for a free legal case review.

Recent Criminal
Case Results

Grand Theft ($300-$5000)

Nolle Prosequi-Case Dropped

CT-Driving Under the Influence Car (M1)

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

CT- Driving under the influence car

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

Grand Theft Third Degree

Adjudicated Guilty; One day jail/one day time serve; Restitution fees; Court Cost

Petit Theft < 300

We negotiated an agreement that entailed the State dropping the charge after our client completed a Pre-Trial Diversion Program. The Charge was dropped via a Nolle Prosequi.

Unlawful Speeding

Withhold of Adjudication; No points on license; Paid fine and clerk cost; 8 hour aggressive driver class; 90 days to satisfy fine and class

Shoot/Throw Missile Into Dwell/Struct/Veh; Child Abuse; Criminal Mischief; Battery (Domestic Violence)

No Information Notice - Charges Dropped

Attach Tag/Lic Plate To Unassigned Vehicle (M2)

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

DUI with Minor In Car or BAL of .20 or Higher

Pled No Contest, 1 Year Probation, 10 day Car Impound, Community Service

Motion to Modify Probation

Motion Granted in 48 hours

Petit Theft

Adjudication Withheld, 4 Months probation, Costs/Fines, Impulse Control Class

Petit Theft of $100 or MORE (M1)

Nolle Prosequi

Refuse To Submit To DUI Test (M1)

Case Dropped

Battery on Law Enforcement Officer (F3); Disorderly Conduct (M2)

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

Battery

Charges Dropped

Scheme to Defraud(F3); Grand Theft(F3)

Motion to Terminate Probation Granted

Unlawful Speed

Dismissed

Failed to Yield at Intersection

Not Guilty

Leave Scene Of A Crash W/Property Damage (M2)

Case Dropped

Motion to Modify and Impose a Withhold of Adjudication

Granted

Attempted Burglary of a Conveyance

Charges dropped

Possession of Cannabis (less than 20 grams)

Charges dropped

VOP for DUI

Reduced to reckless driving

Possession of Alcohol Under the Age of 21

Charges dropped

Driving Under the Influence

Reduced to Reckless Driving

Violation of Probation

Case Dismissed

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Scooter Accident

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$100,000

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