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Florida Keys - Monroe County Criminal Lawyers
The Florida Keys are made up of about 1,700 islands in the southeastern United States. The islands are located in the Florida straits with the Atlantic Ocean to the east and the Gulf of Mexico to the west. The city of Key West is the county seat for Monroe County. The Florida Keys were discovered and chartered by Ponce de Leon.
For many years, the Florida Keys were only accessible by water. To make the Florida Keys accessible by land, Henry Flagler constructed the Overseas Railway, in the early 20th century. In the 1970's, the Florida Keys became a haven for drug smuggling (i.e., cocaine trafficking and marijuana trafficking). During the 1980, state and federal law enforcement curtailed the amount of drug trafficking occurring in the Florida Keys and Monroe County. Today, the Florida Keys are a booming tourist location, especially Key West.
The 16th Judicial Circuit serves the citizens of the Florida Keys and Monroe County. There are three courthouses that service the Florida Keys and Monroe County. The Key West Courthouse is located at 302 Fleming Street, Key West, Florida 33040. The Marathon Courthouse is located 3117 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida 33050. The Plantation Key Courthouse is located at 88820 Overseas Highway, Tavernier, Florida 33070.
All three courthouses address circuit court matters (felonies and civil cases), as well as misdemeanors, DUI and BUI offenses, and traffic infractions. Due to the distance from each other, each courthouse address felony criminal matters including, cocaine trafficking, marijuana trafficking, marijuana cultivation cases, theft and fraud cases, and DUI and BUI manslaughter cases.
The criminal defense law firm of DMT has represented clients charged with felony and misdemeanor criminal offenses in Key West, Marathon and Tavernier. Our criminal defense lawyers have defended throughout South Florida the following types of cases:
such as: cocaine trafficking, marijuana trafficking, cocaine sales, cocaine possession, MDMA trafficking and sales, and marijuana cultivation ("grow house") cases;
such as organized schemes to defraud, identity theft, grand theft and credit card fraud;
felony domestic violence cases
(i.e., aggravated battery, aggravated assault and false imprisonment), and violent crimes (i.e., aggravated child abuse, armed robbery, resisting an officer with violence and battery on a law enforcement officers).
Our office is conveniently located in the heart of Miami at 3250 Mary Street, Suite 406, Miami, Florida 33133. Call the law office of DMT at (305) 340-2197 for directions from any of the Florida Keys or Monroe County courthouses or your home or business.