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St. Lucie County Felony Arrests

St. Lucie Drug Arrest AttorneyJust 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.