Last weekend at a wedding reception on the Gateway Clipper, it is alleged that the groom placed his hands on the derrière of a waitress and ended up going to jail after engaging in a fight with her boyfriend. Although he was charged with assault on the boyfriend, resisting arrest and responding police, the consequences could have been far more severe. Touching the buttocks of a woman without consent is considered an indecent assault, which is a misdemeanor of the second degree, but more importantly a Tier I sex offense, requiring the offender to register as a sex offender for 15 years.
When local citizens hear about a huge drug trafficking ring bust taking place in their area, they may be shocked and automatically think that the people charged are in the wrong and deserve to be punished. However, the individuals who are accused of drug trafficking remain innocent unless and until proven guilty in Pennsylvania. It is up to the government to solidify why a charge is legitimate in this type of situation.
When people in an area learn that local people have been arrested and charged with drug possession, they may automatically consider them to be in the wrong. Those individuals who have been charged, though, are still innocent unless their guilt is proven in court. The Pennsylvania government has the burden of proof when someone faces drug charges, and this is the case of several individuals who were recently arrested during a raid in Pennsylvania.
When area residents read about people being arrested and charged with possessing drugs, they might immediately view them as wrongdoers and lawbreakers. However, these people legally are not guilty unless this is proven in a court of law. The government in Pennsylvania absolutely has to meet its burden of proof when drug charges are in question.
When local residents see reports of people being arrested on drug charges, they may automatically write these individuals off as being in the wrong. However, these individuals are entitled to tell their sides when they go to court. The government must meet its burden of proof in cases of drug charges, which recently happened to one man Pennsylvania.
Joint investigations conducted by law enforcement can bring down serious charges to a large number of people. In such investigations, Pennsylvania law enforcement agents will use a wide range of techniques to secure the evidence they need to execute search and arrest warrants on those they suspect are involved in drug trafficking. In a recent investigation, 18 individuals have been arrested who police claim were part of a violent gang that distributed heroin in the Wilkinsburg area.
It can take a substantial period of time for law enforcement to build a case against a targeted individual. Surveillance, controlled purchases and the use of under cover officers can all be utilized in order to accumulate enough evidence to secure a court approved search warrant. When this warrant is issued, and Pennsylvania authorities enter a targeted residence, what they find inside can serve as their basis for the filing of drug trafficking charges.
A 24-year-old man who is believed to be a member of the Bloods was arrested recently after police found large amounts of cocaine, heroin and crack in his vehicle, along with $6,000 in cash and two cell phones. Court papers claim that he was about to do a drug deal at the time police searched his vehicle. He is now in a Pennsylvania jail on multiple charges of drug possession.
Pennsylvania residents may notice the amount of drug charges that are published in the different media outlets. Although it can be easy to quickly judge a situation or circumstance based on just a few facts, the accused is entitled to their day in court to present their case. A recent arrest has left three men each facing drug charges.
Crystal Meth is one of the most dangerous drugs on the black market today. With the highly toxic chemicals that are used to manufacture it along with the risk of the mixture exploding, law enforcement have handed down heavy penalties for those convicted of a making the drug. However, the mere fact that someone faces drug charges for allegedly manufacturing meth, does not always equate to guilt. This fact makes the Pennsylvania criminal justice system that much more important to ensure those who are facing serious consequences are properly treated.