On behalf of The Marks Law Firm, L.L.C. posted in Criminal Defense and Drugs on Thursday, March 22, 2012
Media reports often imply guilt. However, it is important to remember that a person that has been accused of a crime is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Recently, police arrested two Missouri residents for allegedly committing drug offenses. Authorities say they received a tip that the two individuals purchased pseudoephedrine pills. Upon further investigation, the two individuals were arrested on charges of conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamines, a Class C felony.
The two were incarcerated in a Missouri prison with cash bond set at $50,000 for each of the accused.
Legal problems, such as the ones that these two Missouri residents are facing, can have a severe impact on an individual’s life if the situation is not handled carefully. Everyone in the United States is entitled to specific rights no matter the situation. It is important to ensure those rights are protected.
The outcomes and consequences of a drug crime are dependent upon the nature of the charge and the nature of the substance with which the parties are accused of possessing or manufacturing. To mitigate any potential consequences, a person that has been accused of a drug crime would do well to consult with an experienced attorney. An attorney can defend an individual against the charges while working to ensure their rights are protected.
Despite what media reports suggest, even those who are charged with serious crimes may feel frightened and confused. They may also feel overwhelmed with the legal system. Fortunately, there are places to turn for help.
Source: Quincy Herald-Whig, “Two Monroe City, Mo, residents arrested on drug charge,” Mar. 13, 2012