In early November 2018, police in Jensen Beach stopped a bicyclist for riding without lights. The cyclist told them he didn’t want to stop and attempted to flee, but the deputies managed to detain him and found that he was carrying a bag of ketamine, which is often used for anesthesia.
After transporting him to the station, police also found rock-like objects in their recently cleaned squad car, which later tested positive for crack cocaine.
The man, a Hollywood, Florida resident, was charged with resisting arrest without violence, possession of a controlled substance, introduction of contraband, and trafficking ketamine. Undoubtedly he will be looking for a drug possession criminal lawyer, considering the serious penalties for both crack cocaine and ketamine possession.
Schedules of controlled substances under Florida law are set out in Ch. 893.03, Fla. Stat. (2007). Some drugs can only be legally prescribed by a licensed physician or pharmacy; others, such as heroin and even marijuana, are never legal. Penalties for possession with intent to deliver, conveying, distributing, or selling substances on these schedules are particularly harsh; even relatively small quantities can get someone labeled a “trafficker” and locked in prison for years.
With such a frightening possibility ahead, you need the best defense you can get. If you are looking for a Hollywood criminal lawyer or Jensen Beach criminal lawyer, our firm can help you understand the charges you face and defend your rights. Jonathan Jay Kirschner is a seasoned Port Saint Lucie criminal defense lawyer with over 20 years of experience in controlled substance cases. In addition to ketamine cases, he offers expertise in defending against charges of possessing or distributing cocaine, methamphetamine, methaqualone, Ecstasy, or cannabis.
If you are in a similar situation, or you have a friend or family member who is, you can find a Port Saint Lucie ketamine arrest defense lawyer by calling Jonathan Jay Kirschner, Esq., & Associates, LLC at (772) 489-8501.