A man has been charged and arrested in relation to an incident that occurred when Florida deputies stopped him and found illegal drugs in his vehicle. The incident happened on Dec. 5, 2012, just a few feet over the state line in Alabama. The traffic stop was initiated by an Escambia County deputy because the tags on the man’s vehicle were expired. Since the stop took place in Alabama, the deputies contacted the Flomaton Police Department to ask for their assistance.
The man has been charged with multiple drug charges, including possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was also charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute. In addition, he received a citation for driving with an expired tag and a suspended license.
The arrest warrants for this incident were issued in Florida. When the man was pulled over by the deputies, they found a number of illegal items in his vehicle. These items included a bag of cocaine, a marijuana cigarette and seven bags of marijuana.
When Florida residents are convicted of drug charges, they face some serious consequences. They may be incarcerated, and they will have to deal with a permanent criminal record that can affect their chances of getting a job, finding a place to live and obtaining a loan. A criminal defense attorney acts as an advocate for those facing charges. If the evidence is insufficient, or if the circumstances surrounding the arrest or seizure of evidence are suspicious, a skilled attorney may be able to negotiate lesser charges, or they may even be able to get a case dismissed.
Source: NorthEscambia.com, “Man Facing Multiple Drug Charges After State Line Traffic Stop,” March 22, 2013
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