Generally, young people may end up making mistakes due to their inexperience, which can lead to poor decision-making. Many times, young people tend to make the same mistakes made by their parents. This may be the case with Robert Downey Jr.’s son, who was recently arrested in an incident in California. Indio Falconer Downey is now facing drug charges related to cocaine.
Indio’s father is worried that his son may be following down the same path he had when he was a young actor in the entertainment industry. Robert Downey Jr. was known for battling drug problems early on in his acting career, which had caused problems with his relationship with film directors and others in the industry. He says he is grateful that the authorities intervened with his son when they did.
The celebrity actor’s son was arrested with two other people in a vehicle. The police pulled the car over and arrested Indio for cocaine possession and possession of drug paraphernalia. The other individuals in the car were not arrested and avoided being hit with any criminal charges. The authorities have not commented on why the other two in the vehicle were not arrested.
The celebrity actor may wish to determine how to best help his son defend against the drug charges. Being charged with a crime is a serious matter and can result in fines and even time behind bars in California. Therefore, the defense will need to present a strong legal argument in order to have the charges thrown out or to minimize the penalties.
Source: Liberty Voice, "Son of Robert Downey Jr. Arrested on Drug Charges", Douglas Cobb, June 30, 2014