Fort Pierce police arrested a 33-year-old resident of the city on February 25 and charged him with five counts related to marijuana and a gun that was reportedly in his possession.
The arrest of 33-year-old Alonzo Mitz came after he allegedly gave investigators permission to search his vehicle. He had been stopped after driving in the wrong direction on a one-way road, according to those investigators.
The search, which included Mitz himself, reportedly uncovered a small portion of marijuana within a bag in his pocket. In the driver door of the vehicle, the police report indicated that a scale with residue from marijuana was uncovered.
During the course of the search, police reported that a loaded handgun was also found. That allegedly resulted in Mitz running from police before soon being caught approximately a block away. When asked about the gun, Mitz denied any knowledge that the weapon was in the vehicle.
Mitz, posted bond of $21,000 and was released from St. Lucie County Jail. He is officially charged with the following crimes: being in possession of a firearm as a convicted felon, marijuana possession of under 20 grams, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting an officer without violence and driving with a suspended license.
Those charged with such crimes look for a Fort Pierce drug possession criminal lawyer such as Jonathan Jay Kirschner and his legal team. He and his staff help protect the rights of individuals who can often fall victim to the wrath of the Florida legal system.
Individuals who may be in possession of even a small amount of controlled substances could be charged with trafficking. Such a designation could result in a minimum sentence of three years in prison. Also, someone not even using or in possession of such substances as marijuana or cocaine can be subject to similar severe punishments.
When it comes to weapons charges, having a Fort Pierce firearms lawyer like Jonathan Jay Kirschner is beneficial. That’s because he and his staff know the nuances of Florida law and how to approach such cases. They also know that the right to bear arms in many cases is guaranteed by the Second Amendment.
Therefore, if you or someone you know has been charged in either a drug or weapons case, or both, contact the offices of Jonathan Jay Kirschner. He will vigorously offer the best defense possible in these type of cases.