From BayNews9, a local mobile home park was the scene of several arrests involving drugs.
After months of complaints about drug sales from local park residences, the Pinellas Park police department finally struck back. A monthlong police investigation netted seven arrests at Palm Village Mobile Home park on 66th street.
Those arrested were six men, one woman, ranging in age from 28-46.
A possession of marijuana charge is a first-degree misdemeanor, found under Florida statute 893.13. It is punishable by up to one year in county jail and if one was to be convicted of the charge, the person loses their driver’s license for two years!
A sale of a controlled substance such as prescription pills obviously carries a much harsher sentence. While under the same statute, it is a second-degree felony, with an automatic ajudication of guilt and a maximum sentence of 15 years in state prison!
Depending on the defendant’s lifestyle, priors and the facts of the individual arrests, a defendant may be able to resolve his/her case with probation or even drug court.
Have you or a loved one been arrested for possession of marijuana or a violation of probation? Then call the Pinellas drug crime defense lawyers of Blake & Dorsten, P.A. today! These former prosecutors are experienced trial attorneys.
The lawyers of Blake & Dorsten, P.A. handle all criminal and personal injury cases throughout the Gulf Coast of Florida including Saint Petersburg, Clearwater, Pinellas Park, Tampa Bay, Feathersound, Largo, Seminole, Gulfport, Safety harbor, Dunedin, Tarpon Springs and Palm Harbor.