A man in Virginia was convicted of multiple charges that stemmed from fleeing from authorities. In July 2019, the man tried to flee Carroll County when he learned that he was being pursued by authorities. He was eventually arrested after leading the police on a high-speed chase through the county.
When the man’s vehicle was searched, the police found two pounds of meth, two firearms, drug paraphernalia and thousands of dollars in cash. Over a year later, the man was put on trial and convicted of federal drug charges. He was convicted of possessing meth with the intent to distribute, owning a gun in connection with drug trafficking and illegal possession of a firearm. According to media reports, the police also had evidence that the man had sold meth to another individual a few weeks before he tried to flee the county.
How should an individual proceed after receiving drug charges?
An individual can be charged with drug offenses if they’re caught with meth, heroin, cocaine, marijuana or illegally obtained prescription drugs. The severity of the charges can depend on the amount of drugs in their possession and whether they were intending to sell or distribute the drugs. Either way, once an individual has been charged with drug crimes, they might want to hire an attorney as soon as possible.
An attorney may be able to offer advice throughout the case and help their client make a good impression in court. They may also be able to negotiate for reduced charges and focus on penalties that can help their client instead of disrupting their lives. For instance, they might argue for mandatory drug classes instead of prison time. By working with an attorney, an individual might be able to protect their reputation and get back to their normal life as soon as possible.