BRYAN MAN FACES MULTIPLE DRUG CHARGES
April 12, 2018
Understanding criminal defense protections is vital for individuals accused of drug crimes. A local man knows this firsthand as he was recently arrested on drug charges.
The 26-year-old man was arrested on drug charges, following a search of his home and is accused of possessing greater than $44,000 in illegal drugs and a stolen handgun. Authorities reported that the man was a passenger travelling in a vehicle stopped by police. The driver initially admitted to authorities that the drugs were his, but later changed his story and told police that the drugs belonged to the 26-year-old passenger who is now being held on charges related to that incident as well. The 26-year-old man was out on bond for a previous arrest.
Drug possession charges and other drug charges, including drug trafficking charges, can be particularly serious and can be associated with harsh prison sentences and other possible penalties and consequences. It is important to ensure that the search and seizure rights and other rights, such as arrest rights, were protected related to an arrest for drug charges. A thorough criminal defense will examine police procedure, the facts of the alleged incident and witness statements associated with it.
Depending on one’s individual situation, a strong criminal defense strategy may focus on challenging police conduct, the version of events presented by police or witness statements made against the accused individual. It is useful to be familiar with the ins and outs of developing a strong criminal defense strategy that is based on the unique situation and circumstances the accused individual is facing.
Source: WTAW, “Bryan Man Arrested On Drug Charges By Bryan Police And DPS,” Bill Oliver, March 26, 2018