Many people who get arrested and charged with crimes relating to drugs may mistakenly think that all hope is lost for their future. Though drug charges are serious and deserve careful attention, it is possible for people facing them to come through this and get on with their lives. They’ll need a strong plan for criminal defense to give them the best chance at that outcome, as two recent drug arrests here in Missouri may prove.
According to police, officers attempted to pull over a vehicle after spotting it driving because they believed the driver had a warrant out for his arrest. Officers also claim that the driver initially would not stop, but finally did so. Deputies allege that they found drug paraphernalia in the vehicle and on the person of a passenger in the car, a 35-year-old woman. She and the 33-year-old driver were both arrested.
Police have charged the man with two counts of felony possession of a controlled substance, driving while intoxicated and numerous other charges from this incident as well as some charges stemming from prior allegations. The woman was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance. They were both taken into custody and are awaiting their respective days in court.
People convicted of drug charges like the ones these two now face may struggle in the future. Having a drug conviction on a person’s record can make it difficult for them to get employment, secure a loan or even rent a place to live. The social stigma can often prove troubling enough for many. A criminal defense attorney here in Missouri who knows how high the stakes may be can give those accused their best shot at receiving fair treatment from the court system.