Two Arrested for Drugs Found in Vero Beach Hotel Room
William Watson and Calista Krasotkin were caught with significant amounts of marijuana, cocaine, prescription drugs and paraphernalia. The marijuana that was found on the scene was under 20 grams, which leaves the two defendants eligible for a first-degree misdemeanor charge rather than a third-degree felony charge for that particular crime.
When the police searched Watson further at the jail, they discovered several bags of powered cocaine and marijuana, which brought more charges against him. Krasotkin had several warrants on her for at least two previous drug-related charges and a fraud charge. The courts attached a $26,000 bail amount to Watson’s release, and they decided to hold Krasotkin in jail without a bail due to previous absences from court.
The two defendants are facing a great deal of time in jail and heavy fines. The penalty for a marijuana possession charge for less than 20 grams is up to one year in jail. The fines for such a charge may be as high as $1,000.
An amount that adds up to more than 20 grams can warrant a jail term of up to five years and up to a $5,000 fine. The possession of any amount of cocaine can bring a five-year prison sentence and $5,000 in fines. Additionally, many prescription drug charges count as third-degree felonies. It is important that people who are accused of these crimes hire a reliable Vero Beach drug lawyer to represent them. An experienced Vero Beach drug attorney can help a person to stay out of jail or at least have the charges downgraded.
Jonathan K. Kirschner is a talented Vero Beach drug lawyer who has been defending clients with drug charges for more than 20 years. If you know someone who is struggling with a drug charge, you can contact Mr. Kirschner today by calling 772.489.8501.