Just two days after Christmas, it was business as usual for the Port St. Lucie Police Department. At least five cases that day involved drug charges. Here are a few of them:
- A 33-year-old New York man had a warrant issued against him for a probation violation for possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia
- Another 26-year-old man from Fort Pierce was arrested for possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana.
- A 37-year-old man from Port St. Lucie had warrants issued against him for possession of clonazepam and introduction of contraband into a correctional facility.
- A Port St. Lucie 32-year-old man was accused of a probation violation for possession less than 20 grams of marijuana.
- A 23-year-old man was arrested for possession of alprazolam and possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana.
In Florida, a person can be charged with possession of marijuana or a controlled substance if he or she has actual or constructive possession of it. Actual possession would be on their person, while constructive possession might be in a car with other people and drugs in the trunk. Depending on a person’s criminal history along with the type and weight of the controlled substance, a person who is convicted of possessing or distributing a controlled substance can be imprisoned for a long time.
If you believe that you are under investigation for drug a drug crime in or around St. Lucie County, you will want to speak with Port Saint Lucie criminal defense attorney Jonathan Jay Kirschner. He has been a Florida Supreme Court certified criminal trial lawyer for nearly 25 years, and he is highly respected by both prosecutors and judges. If you have already been placed under arrest for a drug crime, you will want to speak with Mr. Kirschner immediately.
A conviction for a drug crime can have profound effects on a person’s future and affect job, educational and housing opportunities. Remember that the prosecution has the burden of proving you guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Upon an investigation or arrest for a drug crime, invoke and exercise your right to remain silent and right to an attorney. Don’t give a statement or confession of any kind. Prosecutors will only use them against you. Contact St. Lucie drug arrest attorney Jonathan J. Kirchner right away.