Columbia Drug Possession Lawyer
If you decide to use them, do not transport them! Traffic stops are by far the easiest and most common way that police officers ending up arresting a person for drug possession. Although there are no exact statistics on how a police officer first comes onto contact with a defendant in a drug possession case, the numbers are probably overwhelming in favor of traffic stops. Columbia, and Howard County in general are known for a large concentration of road patrol police officers. Speed limits are lower than average, and simply put, the HCPD does not usually have much else going on. There are large numbers of DUI and drug possession cases in the county because that is what police are out looking for. Many of the Firm’s clients have been arrested or cited for possession after police initiate a traffic stop for speeding, not wearing a seatbelt, and even texting while driving. If an officer smells a hint of marijuana for example, that officer will do whatever it takes to initiate a search. Unfortunately whatever it takes often means conducting an illegal search that violates both Maryland law, and the United States Constitution. Benjamin Herbst has filed numerous to suppress in drug cases due to police illegally searching a person’s car or belongings. Even if you are not driving, there is a chance that your case will be dismissed to an illegal search or detention. There is no reason to risk facing criminal charges without the help of an experienced and skilled lawyer. Contact the Columbia drug possession lawyers at The Herbst Firm for a case evaluation and let us fight for you.