When a person is accused of a crime, he or she is presumed to be innocent until -- and unless -- sufficient evidence is provided to prove otherwise. Unfortunately, two women in Georgia may be concerned about their legal options. They face drug charges after police accused them of selling bakery items laced with marijuana.
Most people in Georgia are aware that they have certain rights. One of the rights afforded by the U.S. Constitution deals with unreasonable searches and seizures and addresses a law enforcement official's ability to search a private vehicle, for example, without permission from its owner or a search warrant. Unfortunately, even when people feel that their rights have been violated and face drug charges as a result, they may be unaware how to respond following such a violation.
Most people in Georgia and across the country have a basic understanding that the U.S. Constitution protects them from certain acts by the government. Despite having this knowledge, they may be unable to recognize and appropriately respond to certain unlawful acts. In fact, two people in Georgia may be wondering about their legal options following their recent arrest on drug charges.
When drug use is relatively prevalent in an area, law enforcement officials -- both local and federal -- are often desperate to show that they are making progress in the war against drugs. While the desire to get illegal drugs off the streets is understandable, that desire often outweighs the need for evidence to support criminal charges. Unfortunately, 10 people in Georgia now face drug charges due to arrests allegedly made in connection to a drug trafficking operation.
Three men have recently been arrested and are facing felony charges in Georgia in relation to an investigation into drug activity in the home of an elderly person. Felony drug charges carry serious penalties if a conviction is obtained, which only increase in severity if additional charges follow. Those who are accused of similar crimes might find it beneficial to prepare for what comes next by focusing on their defense with guidance from an attorney.
Individuals who are accused of a crime may face numerous hardships, even if a conviction is not obtained. Allegations alone can have an impact on one's reputation in the community, and may even affect his or her employment. A part-time teacher at Kennesaw State University has recently been arrested on campus, and is reportedly facing multiple drug charges in Georgia as a result.
Law enforcement agencies across the nation put a great deal of time and resources into disrupting drug activity. Being the subject of such an investigation can be intimidating at best, and for those who are accused of drug crimes, seeking guidance in the initial stages could be crucial. Two sisters have recently been arrested for drug charges under similar circumstances in Georgia.
There are numerous circumstances that can lead a law enforcement agent in Georgia or elsewhere to initiate a traffic stop. While commonly associated with speeding or reckless driving, these can also occur due to a burnt-out or busted headlight. While the latter may only lead to a verbal warning and request to fix the issue, if authorities become suspicious of criminal activity, an individual could soon be facing drug charges.
Many individuals have pulled over to rest after becoming too drowsy or tired to continue driving. While this might simply be an act of safety, unfortunately in some cases, it may also be viewed as suspicious activity. Two individuals have been arrested and are currently facing drug charges after they were recently found sleeping in a car in Georgia.
When authorities investigate an individual or individuals for drug-related activity, any evidence that is uncovered could also lead to criminal charges for others as well. Whether due to surveillance footage or simply the words of another, many individuals have found themselves facing drug charges under similar circumstances. A police officer in Georgia was recently arrested and accused of drug crimes with regard to an investigation into an alleged methamphetamine dealer.