Drug charges in New York can lead to long prison sentences and many unwanted personal consequences. After being pulled over for speeding, a New York man was recently arrested for driving under the influence and drug possession. The 27-year-old man is facing criminal charges for DUI, drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia and other related traffic offenses. According to authorities, after being stopped for a speeding violation, authorities discovered the man was operating his vehicle while under the influence of drugs and claimed that marijuana was found in his vehicle.
Drug charges can have harsh consequences for those who are facing them. Accused individuals face lengthy prison sentences, fines and other potential penalties and consequences associated with drug charges. When an accused individual is taken into the criminal justice system, it is important for them to be familiar with their criminal justice rights.
The police are required to follow certain procedures to protect accused individuals and, if they fail to do so, it may be the basis for a defense to the charges they are facing. It is important to carefully examine police conduct related to the charges and all the facts of the situation and circumstances when developing a criminal defense strategy. It is useful to determine if authorities followed the law when the accused was arrested.
When a routine traffic stop escalates to drug charges, it is important to ensure that the accused individual’s rights were not violated. It is equally important for the accused individual to understand how to respond to the criminal charges they are facing and how to protect both their freedom and future.
Source: Lebanon Daily News, “New York man faces drug charges after stopped for speeding on I-78 in Union Township,” Merrell Moyer, April 8, 2018