Law enforcement officials have brought drug charges against two Port St. Lucie men. The men have the right to the help of a Port St. Lucie drug arrest lawyer as they face allegations that they had large amounts of drugs. The St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigation Unit conducted the investigation and made the arrest.
A Port Saint Lucie criminal defense lawyer can help the men review the validity of the search warrant that law enforcement used to enter a home. The police used the warrant to search for evidence of drug use and distribution in the home. Law enforcement found 20 grams of marijuana. They also found equipment that people commonly use in order to manufacture and sell drugs. Law enforcement reports finding marijuana oils, paraphernalia, plants, Xanax and even illegal mushrooms.
The court set bail for one of the men at more than $20,000. The men can work with a Port St. Lucie drug arrest lawyer to address their bond. They can also work with their Port St. Lucie marijuana lawyer in order explore available defenses to the charges.
In Port St. Lucie and in all of Florida, drug and marijuana charges vary based on the specific nature of the offense. A charge of possessing drugs may be a misdemeanor or a felony. The type of drug involved and the amounts involved can make a big difference when it comes to the severity of the charges. The severity of the offense as well as the person’s criminal history can impact the length of the sentence that they receive. In addition to significant time in jail or prison, a person convicted of a drug offense may face significant fines and even forfeiture of property used to make and sell drugs.
A person who faces a drug charge has the right to a trial. They have the right to assert defenses and testify on their own behalf. There are a number of common defenses to explore in any drug case.
First, you should review the validity of the warrant used to search your property. In addition, there may be questions of who was actually in possession of a drug. In shared spaces, more than one person may have access to an area, and law enforcement may not be able to prove who possessed the property. Medical marijuana is also legal in the State of Florida, and you may defend your case on the grounds that you had a legal right to use and possess marijuana as medication. If you or someone you know have been in a similar legal situation contact Jonathan Jay Kirschner, Esq., & Associates, LLC at (772) 489-8501.