Beginning on Friday, June 5 and spanning the course of approximately 48 hours, two men were arrested in Fort Pierce on firearms charges, an area that was described by the arresting officer as one that is often connected to drug sales and gang activity.
In the first incident, a 19-year-old Port St. Lucie man, Christopher Joseph, was arrested at approximately 6 p.m. for carrying a concealed firearm and grand theft of a stolen firearm. The police officer had seen Joseph outside the Players Pool Hall, allegedly with a .38 caliber handgun inside his pants.
When Joseph entered the pool hall, the officer also went inside and followed him into the restroom, where the arrest was made. After being booked, Joseph was released on $7,400 bail.
Two days later, 30-year-old Michael Marjiem of Fort Pierce was arrested at the intersection of Avenue D and North 12th Street after allegedly driving erratically and then firing a gun into the air. Marijem remains in jail on $30,000 bail after being unable to post bond.
Laws Supersede Opinions
In both of these cases, the need for a Fort Pierce firearms lawyer is evident. That’s because in each situation, the arrest was made based on the interpretation of the existing arresting officer about what constitutes a concealed, stolen or recklessly displayed firearm.
Such interpretations can often be questionable at the very least, and sometimes go beyond the scope of any ethical considerations when it comes to how the accused is perceived by officers of the law.
In addition, the basic concept of the right to bear arms means that merely being in possession of a firearm shouldn’t be grounds for either harassment or even arrest by police.
The People to Contact
Therefore, if you or someone you know is in need of an experienced Fort Pierce firearm offenses attorney with the background to know how to approach such a case, you need to contact Jonathan Jay Kirschner & Associates. They know what both federal law and the laws within the state of Florida state when it comes to firearms, and what individual rights may be violated under the Second Amendment.
Any opinions offered by them are done in the strictest confidence in order to establish trust and to maintain the sacrosanct concept of lawyer-client privilege. Calling his office today at 772-489-8501 is the first step to take.