The actor and comedian, Pete Davidson, recently had a close encounter with law enforcement. It was reported that the actor was pulled over by upstate New York police in the early morning hours of a Saturday earlier this month. However, it was his passenger who was arrested on felony drug charges.
A report by the Manlius police indicates that Davidson was pulled over at approximately 4 a.m. and subjected to a field sobriety test. He passed the test and avoided a citation. However, his passenger -- also a stand-up comedian -- was not so lucky. Officers claim they noticed a marijuana smell emanating from the vehicle when they approached the driver.
Police officers allegedly found the passenger in possession of a controlled substance, which led to his arrest and felony charges. The report further shows that the passenger was also cited for a violation of unlawful marijuana possession. It was also alleged that the passenger was under the influence of drugs at the time of the traffic stop.
When someone is arrested for drug charges in New York, he or she might be smart to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney before agreeing to be questioned or interviewed by police officers. Having a lawyer present from the onset can prevent violations of the accused individual's legal rights. A lawyer can scrutinize the arrest details, including the probable cause and the methods used to determine drug impairment. If any irregularities are identified, it can be addressed appropriately. The attorney can then proceed with devising a defense strategy to achieve the most favorable outcome.