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Fort Pierce Drug Attorney

Fort Pierce Drug and Firearms Criminal Lawyer

 

Florida has some of the toughest drug and firearms laws in the nation. With mandatory minimum sentences for drug possession and heavy fines, conviction can ruin a life. Possession of 20 grams of marijuana, for instance, carries a $5,000 fine and up to five years prison time. Even possession of smaller amounts, though a misdemeanor, can cost $1,000 and a year in jail. Because the stakes are so high, anyone charged with drug possession in Fort Pierce should contact an experienced Fort Pierce drug possession criminal lawyer immediately.Gun laws are also complicated in Florida. It is illegal for a minor or anyone convicted of a felony to possess a firearm for any reason. It is also illegal to possess a concealed weapon without a special permit, or to bring a gun into any establishment that serves alcohol. Because of the complex nature of firearms law, anyone charged with a violation should immediately consult a firearms criminal lawyer.

A recent incident in Fort Pierce demonstrates the devastating effect Florida’s drug and gun laws can have on young people. Four teens, students at Fort Pierce Westwood High School and McCarty Middle, were arrested Monday night for possession of illegal guns and large quantities of drugs. The boys were stopped in their car on Avenue K around 1:00 AM Monday night after an anonymous tipster called police to report a “suspicious” vehicle. After glimpsing a black handgun, police searched the vehicle and found two more weapons and fifteen bags of marijuana. Thee of the teens have been taken to juvenile detention, while one sits in St. Lucie County Jail awaiting a $18,700 bond. All four face severe drug and firearms charges which could lead to years in prison and thousands of dollars in fines.

Drug and firearms violations can ruin lives, especially for minors and young adults. Luckily, an experienced Fort Piece criminal lawyer can help. If you or someone you know has been charged with a drug or firearms offence, contact our firm immediately. Phone lines are open 24/7 at 772-489-8501. Jonathan Jay Kirschner, Esq. has over twenty years of experience defending clients in Fort Pierce from drug and firearms charges, and has helped many clients avoid hefty fines and jail time. A Fort Pierce criminal lawyer from our firm can and will give you the defense you deserve.

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