This blog recently discussed protections for individuals accused of drug charges. An investigation that led back to Texas recently led to the arrest of two individuals on drug charges in Edinburg and the arrest of one other man. The investigation has been ongoing for a couple of years and led to the arrest of numerous individuals. Based on a tip authorities stated they received, they obtained a search warrant and allegedly found drugs in the home searched.
Following that, the two men in Edinburg were taken into custody for questioning and their vehicle was impounded. Authorities allege they found cocaine and a firearm in the vehicle. One of the men from Edinburg is charged with drug trafficking cocaine, marijuana or illegal drugs. The other man from Edinburg is facing the same charge in addition to charges related to possession with the intent to manufacture drugs and possession of tools for the commission of a crime.
Drug charges can lead to serious potential penalties and consequences for accused individuals. As a result, it is important for them to be familiar with criminal defense options and strategies. There are important legal rules and requirements that exist for the protection of accused individuals. These rules and regulations relate to police use of tips; the ability of authorities to question accused individuals under what circumstances and what precautions must be taken; and procedures that must be followed related to search and arrest activities law enforcement may take.
When authorities fail to follow required rules and procedures for the protection of accused individuals, evidence and charges may be reduced or eliminated as a result. It is essential for accused individuals to be familiar with their different criminal defense rights and how a strong criminal defense takes into account the circumstances surrounding the charges the accused individual is facing and their unique situation when fighting charges such as drug charges.