Will men charged in drug bust hire criminal defense help?

A major drug investigation led to the recent arrests of several people in Alabama. It is not known whether those charged with drug crimes have secured criminal defense representation, although most people named as defendants in such circumstances typically do reach out for legal support. Events leading up to the six arrests spanned the course of several days and multiple locations.

Authorities say they found substantial amounts of drugs in various residences during the recent investigation. They also said a young child was present in one of the homes where they seized marijuana and other drugs. One of the homes that was raided is said to have contained a methamphetamine lab; police say there were also marijuana plants growing there. A 12-gauge shotgun was reportedly seized during the search as well.

Ages of the six people arrested range from 32 to 61. One defendant’s bond is set high, at $1 million. Another person taken into police custody was brought in, not for supposed drug crimes but for failure to appear in traffic court and also because of an outstanding warrant related to an assault charge.

No two criminal defense situations are exactly the same; a particular outcome may hinge upon the type of legal representation presented in court. Individual criminal histories are also pertinent to the court’s decisions in such cases. This is one of many reasons most people charged with serious drug crimes in Alabama turn to experienced attorneys to seek advice as to what strategies may be most effective toward avoiding conviction and mitigating their circumstances.

Source: al.com, “6 arrested, meth, pills, marijuana seized during Cullman County drug busts“, Jonece Starr Dunigan, Aug. 23, 2017