Man faces drug charges following California traffic stop

One man in California was recently arrested on drug charges. In this situation, it is normal for a person to be scared and uncertain about whether he or she will be able to retain his or her freedom. The individual's criminal defense can help the person to vigorously go to battle against the drug charges filed against him or her.

The 29-year-old man was stopped by police, they said. When police were at his vehicle, they apparently noticed that the smell of marijuana was coming from his automobile. Police asked him about the odor, and he reportedly gave the deputy a bag with marijuana in it.

After police took him into custody, they searched him and found rolling papers. They also discovered paper folded up and containing a certain white substance that ended up testing positive for meth. In addition, police looked through the man's vehicle and found glass pipes featuring residue. The man ended up being charged with felony possession of drugs that are dangerous as well as the misdemeanor possession of both drug paraphernalia and marijuana.

Although it may appear on the surface that a person is guilty of a crime, the individual remains innocent unless and until he or she is proved guilty. Prosecutors in California absolutely must prove the person's drug charges beyond a reasonable doubt before a judge will hand down a conviction. It's important to note that police who stopped the man in traffic must have properly searched the vehicle and seized items from the vehicle in order for any evidence they collected to be admissible in court.

Source: mohavedailynews.com, "California man faces felony drug charges", Nov. 4, 2014

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