Two facing drug charges in Fort Walton Beach
Posted on Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 at 3:17 pm
Two Fort Walton Beach residents were charged with possession of cocaine after they agreed to have their car searched by the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s deputy. The deputy was driving in Fort Walton Beach a few weeks ago when he noticed a car parked in the middle of the road. After he got out to inspect the car, he found Beverly Mount Rivers and Roy Alan Sundal in the passenger seat and driver’s seat. Sundal allowed the deputy to search the vehicle, which led to the discovery of a white substance in the center console. This substance was later identified as crack cocaine. Both Rivers and Sundal are now facing cocaine possession charges and are scheduled to appear in court on December 2nd.
In the state of Florida, drug possession charges are taken very seriously, and possession is often charged as a third degree felony. Florida state laws set a range of penalties for cocaine possession, and if convicted, Sundal and Rivers could face imprisonment up to five years and a maximum fine of $5,000. However, if they are charged with a second degree felony, their penalties could be bumped up to fifteen years imprisonment and a fine of up to $10,000.
If you are facing drug charges, enlisting the help of a skilled and experienced criminal defense lawyer can greatly improve your chances of securing a better outcome in your case. The Fort Walton Beach criminal defense lawyers with Flaherty Defense Firm are ready to put their years of experience to work defending you against the charges you now face. Learn more about what our team can do for you by calling us today at (850) 243-6097.