PLEASE NOTE: To protect your safety in response to the threats of Covid-19, we are offering our clients the ability to meet with us in-person, via telephone, or through video conferencing. Please call our office to discuss your options.

Tampa 813-345-4909 | En Español 813-390-2494
Orlando / Miami / West Palm Beach - 888-496-5916

Man faces drug charges after police stop in Florida

A 37-year-old man in Florida was taken into custody in October on drug-related charges. The incident happened around 9:40 p.m. when the man reportedly ran a stop sign in Fort Pierce.

Law enforcement then pursued him. According to police, before the man's vehicle came to a stop, he was observed making movements that they found suspicious. He was described as leaning across the center of the car trying to throw something out the window on the passenger side.

The car then came to a stop. The police report says the law enforcement officer who approached the car saw the man trying to hide a can of beer. Police said that upon searching the vehicle, they found a clear baggie that had whitish residue inside and a glass crack pipe. The baggie was later tested, and the residue was found to be crack cocaine. When the man was asked about the baggie, he said it was not his and that the wind must have blown it into the car or the police may have planted it. The man was booked into the county jail in St. Lucie and released later on bond. He is due to be arraigned on Dec. 3.

If a person is facing these types of charges, a criminal defense attorney may use circumstances of the case as possible defenses. For example, a person might claim that drugs found belonged to someone else. An attorney might look at whether the search performed by police was legal and if the person's rights were violated in any other way. The attorney might also want to ensure that any alleged drugs are tested correctly and that samples are not contaminated. Depending on the charges and evidence, the person might want to consider pleading guilty in exchange for a lighter sentence.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Mark J. O'Brien's cases have been featured in:
The New York Times | The Miami Herald | Bay News 9 | abc 7 | The Boston Globe | USA Today | Tampa Bay Times | FOX News Channel | The Washington Post | abc Good Morning America | Chicago Tribune | NT News Talk Florida | St. Petersburg Times | Deadspin
“Mark, thank you for everything. I will forever be indebted to you. You have stood by me and believed in me when it was not the popular thing to do. You are an amazing advocate.” Adam Filthaut
  • Former Partner at the Law Firm of Adams and Diaco (Robert Adams and Stephen Diaco)
  • MJ (Todd Schnitt) Morning Show/Bubba the Love Sponge Clem Trial
  • Attorney Phil Campbell DUI Setup/Florida Bar Trial
More Testimonials
American Association for Justice National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers | NACDL 1958 Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers | FACDL Super Lawyers AVVO | See Reviews LC | Lead Counsel Rated
Best Criminal
Defense Lawyers
in Orlando