St Lucie Man Charged With Selling Drugs
Drug charges are a serious offense in the state of Florida. A person who is caught with even the slightest amount of marijuana can end up spending fines of $1,000 and up to one year in jail. A man was recently arrested in Port St. Lucie for selling drugs to other people in his complex. The police were tipped off by another resident. They stopped by the perpetrator’s home to inspect the report. They decided to further investigate the incident when they smelled strong marijuana odors emitting from the home. The resident eventually cooperated and allowed the police to search the domicile.Police confiscated 227 grams of marijuana. Eighty-six bags of marijuana were packaged for sale to the local residents. The police also discovered more than $5,000 in cash at the perpetrator’s home. The perpetrator stands to lose several thousand dollars in cash and many years behind a jail cell. The charges will most likely fall into the felony bracket because of the amount of marijuana in the home and the perpetrator’s obvious intent to sell it. His honesty may have a small bearing on the sentencing, but only so much as the state of Florida takes drug charges very seriously. He will need a St. Lucie drug defense Lawyer.A third-degree drug felony is punishable by up to five years in prison and up to $5,000 in fine. A second-degree drug felony is punishable by up to 15 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Criminals who are convicted of first-degree felonies will face up to 30 years in jail and a $10,000 fine. Finally, a life felon will spend his or her life in prison. That person may have to pay $15,000 in fines. Anyone who receives a citation for drug possession, paraphernalia, distribution or manufacturing will need a savvy St. Lucie drug defense Lawyer to keep him or her out of jail.
Jonatthan Jay Kirschner is a St. Lucie drug defense attorney with experience in the field of criminal drug charges. He has over 20 years of experience dealing with drug crimes relating to marijuana, ecstasy, cocaine, methamphetamine and more. He can take several steps to ensure that a guilty party receives a fair trial and an equally fair sentence in the case of a guilty verdict. If you or someone you know has been accused of drug charges, do not take matters into your own hands. Call Mr. Kirschner and ask for assistance from a criminal lawyer. He has very reasonable fees and a heart of gold that can save your life.