Facing drug charges can be an intimidating scenario, especially for someone who has little experience with the criminal justice system. However, a strong criminal defense can help the individual to aggressively defend himself or herself against drug crime charges in a court of law. One man recently found himself in this scenario in California.
A man said to be 54 recently lost his school principal position after being arrested. Police say they discovered him in the room of a hotel with a stash of drugs. At that time, they allegedly also found a woman who was unconscious. She is 21 years old.
He was booked into jail on suspicion of possessing drugs with an intent to sell them. He was found with heroin, methamphetamine and cocaine, police reported. Drug paraphernalia was also found in the hotel room. The private school he used to lead was deemed a prestigious high school, serving more than 300 students.
In this case, the man has the right to vigorously defend himself against the drug crime charges filed against him. He can either strike a plea deal with prosecutors or instead go to trial with the hope that he will not be found guilty. The criminal defense's main focus is to ensure that the man's rights are protected. The defense may also wish to pay close attention to all of the evidence that prosecutors intend to show in court in an effort to prove the man's guilt. The charges have to be proved beyond a reasonable doubt before the man can be convicted in California.
Source: jobs.aol.com, "Private High School Principal Arrested On Drug Charges", Erik Sherman, Oct. 8, 2014