Drug possession is a serious criminal charge, which is why it is important for accused individuals to be familiar with their criminal defense rights. Accused individuals who have been charged with drug crimes face serious possible penalties and consequences.
Child protective services in New York recently put a 3-year-old child into relatives' care after her mother was taken into custody. New York State Police says the girl played an important role in her mother's arrest. The arrest and subsequent drug charges took place during a traffic stop on a recent Thursday afternoon.
It was recently reported that the executive officer of a Fortune 500 company was arrested and charged with drug trafficking. This followed the discovery of a significant stash of drugs, including heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine and ecstasy, in his suite at a hotel in another state. People in New York might have questions about drug charges that are filed after a housekeeper or another staff member of a hotel reports finding drugs in a guest's room.
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.
Lynne Curtin, former star of "Real Housewives of Orange County," recently made headlines after her daughter Alexa, who also appeared on the show, was charged for multiple drug-related crimes. The young woman was pulled over after officers received a call reporting a suspicious vehicle. The officers reportedly found Alexa and another female inside the vehicle and found that there were warrants from cases she did not appear for. Alexa was taken to jail, and after four days, was released and taken to court to enter pleas for the three criminal cases against her. Alexa is facing criminal charges for possession of drug paraphernalia, vandalism, petty theft, and drugged driving. Alexa pled not guilty to all charges, posted bond, and will return to court in October.
Following a traffic stop on a recent Friday, two men will likely be considering their defense options. The New York State Police filed drug charges against them and locked them up in the Orange County Jail. The two men were in a pickup truck when they were pulled over by law enforcement on Route 208.
Five men were recently arrested after a drug bust at a Bronx apartment. Reportedly, a Drug Enforcement Administration-New York Police Department task force had a 46-year-old suspect under surveillance when they noticed he came out of an apartment building, carrying a shopping bag after entering empty-handed. They followed his vehicle, pulled it over and found him in possession of 1 kilo of suspected heroin. He is one of the New York men who is now facing drug charges.
Following his arrest shortly after 10 a.m. on a recent Sunday, a 30-year-old New York man was sent to the jail in Fulton County after his arraignment in City Court. He is facing several drug charges related to unlawful methamphetamine manufacturing and disposal of laboratory material used in methamphetamine manufacturing. The arrest followed a report that police received about the discovery of some equipment used in the production of drugs.
Being pulled over in a traffic stop with illegal substances in the car can lead to criminal charges with potentially severe consequences. When motorists in New York face being arrested on drug charges, the best step might be to call a criminal defense attorney to explain their rights, and also to make sure those rights are not violated. It is important to remember that anything a suspect says or does at that time could adversely affect his or her case.
Facing any criminal charge can adversely affect anyone's life -- even before a court appearance. When drug charges are involved, the fact that a person is innocent until proven guilty might not protect his or her job. This seems to be particularly true for employees of school districts in New York where a 38-year-old transition coordinator was recently ordered to take paid leave after he was arrested for possession of cocaine.