Extensive case preparation is often the key to a favorable outcome for a defendant facing federal drug charges. The objective of a strong criminal defense is to uncover any mistakes investigators or prosecutors may have made. It may be possible that revealing such mistakes will result in a reduction or dismissal of charges. If the evidence presented by federal prosecutors is likely to result in a conviction, however, then negotiating for a reduced sentence should become the defense's top priority.
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 residents in the community learn about drug activity going on in an area neighborhood, they may become alarmed and automatically label the accused person as guilty. A person who faces drug charges in Pennsylvania, however, remains innocent unless and until proved guilty in a court of law. It is up to prosecutors to establish the accused person's guilt. In addition, it is within the accused person's rights to defend themselves and to seek their best interests in the criminal case.
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.
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.
Until 2011, smoke shops could be found throughout Pennsylvania, which legally sold synthetic marijuana and 'bath salts.' These substances attempt to mimic the effects of marijuana, cocaine, LSD and methamphetamines. They have now been added to the list of controlled substances. If caught with synthetic marijuana or 'bath salts' one can face serious drug charges.
With the rapidly growing field of technology, it only makes sense that we use technology for the greater good. Police officers have technological equipment that they can use in the pursuit of justice. However, now citizens of Pennsylvania can use their technologies to assist officers in fighting crime. The DEA has initiated a counter attack on the rapidly growing crime of prescription drug use by setting up a texting line for anonymous tips when someone is in drug possession of prescription painkillers.
Every time a police officer conducts a motor vehicle stop they are trained to perform certain tasks in order to learn as much about the vehicle's occupants as possible. With the vast databases at Pennsylvania officer's fingertips, they can often bring up large amounts of information in a matter of seconds, which can result in them taking an individual into custody. When this happens, police will often search the vehicle, which in some cases can result in the individual arrested facing drug charges if the search reveals the presence of illegal narcotics. Police stopped a vehicle on an Interstate highway for an unknown reason and came in contact with a 36-year-old man. Police stated that initially the man gave them a false name. However, the man later is said to have admitted to his true identity, which revealed that that the man had out-of-state warrants issued for his arrest.