Mark Pinder and Parson Exana have pleaded guilty on charges of smuggling cocaine from the Bahamas into Florida. The two men were arrested by Palm Beach County police on May 26 in a Jupiter parking lot. The cocaine moved by the men was estimated to be at a street value of $500,000. Pinder and Exana face a $4 million fine in lieu of the charges, not to mention life in prison.
Cocaine possession, cocaine delivery, cocaine trafficking, in fact all criminal cases filed in Fort Lauderdale, Miami and throughout the state of Florida in which the state seeks criminal sanction for possession of controlled substances begins with a study of Florida statute 893. Statute begins by defining the important words and phrases used in this chapter. In a prosecution for possession of cocaine or possession of any other controlled substance begins with an indictment, which is called prosecutor information, under this statute.
Drugs from cocaine, ecstasy, methamphetamine, LSD, marijuana, or any other controlled substance are typical cases handled by Attorney Ralph Behr in the course of his work week at the county and federal courthouses. His Fort Lauderdale law offices are located down the street from the Fort Lauderdale courthouse and are accessible every day of the week from 8am to 6pm. Please call and schedule your appointment with Mr. Behr himself.