Police in Port Saint Lucie report a shooting and the robbery of a man in the 900 block of Southwest Bayshore Boulevard last Thursday. He and another man had allegedly tried to rob a third man who had 98.5 grams of marijuana stuffed inside of a backpack. The two 19-year-old suspects were each charged with armed robbery and grand theft of a controlled substance. One of the men was released from the St. Lucie County Jail on a bail of $60,000. The other man remained in custody on a bail of $375,000. The third man is 33-years-old and also a Port St. Lucie resident. He was charged with possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana with intent to sell along with possession of drug equipment. He was released on $15,750 bail.
At about 7:00 p.m. the man who was originally in possession of the marijuana parked his SUV in a shopping center parking lot when a Mazda Miata carrying the two 19-year-olds blocked the SUV in. The passenger of the Mazda reportedly put on a black mask and got out of the car. He approached the third man while wearing the mask and brandishing a gun. A struggle ensued in or around the Miata, and its driver was accidentally shot in the leg. The masked man ran from the scene. A police dog later found the backpack on the other side of a canal behind the strip shopping center. It reportedly contained bags of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
Port Saint Lucie criminal defense lawyer Jonathan Jay Kirschner advises that because a gun was used and discharged during the commission of the alleged robbery, the driver and passenger of the Miata face long prison sentences. The robbery victim also faces a prison sentence because of the fact that he possessed more than 20 grams of marijuana that was individually wrapped for sale.
If you’re facing robbery or drug charges, contact Jonathan Jay Kirschner. He’s a Port Saint Lucie Robbery Defense Attorney with extensive experience. He has been a board certified criminal trial lawyer since 1984, and he’s dedicated to the protection of your legal rights and best interests.
Don’t give the police any type of a statement or confession. Invoke and protect your rights by exercising your right to speak with an attorney of your choice right away. Contact Jonathan Jay Kirschner right away after any arrest at 772-489-8501.