A 29-year-old Minnesota man was driving through Racine County on a recent Saturday when a police officer pulled him over in a traffic stop. One can never predict with 100% certainty how a traffic stop might unfold and whether the officer in question will issue a warning and release the driver or matters might take a turn for the worse. In this case, the latter occurred, and the man wound up being arrested.
Police say car was traveling more than 100 mph
Police claim that they were monitoring a particular stretch of highway just before 8:30 a.m., when the defendant allegedly sped past them. Deputies say the car was speeding and moving swiftly in and out of traffic lanes. A K-9 reportedly alerted the deputies to drugs in the vehicle during the traffic stop.
A search of the car was conducted
Police say that they found close to 500 grams of marijuana hidden in a back compartment. The man supposedly told police that he was not the owner of the substance — believed to be marijuana– and that, perhaps, it belonged to the previous owner of the vehicle. To make matters worse, police also claim that the man was driving with a suspended license.
Every defendant is guaranteed an opportunity to refute charges
The Saturday traffic stop in New Hampshire resulted in drug possession charges, as well as reckless driving and illegal operation of a motor vehicle. If a person is charged with a crime, he or she must be given an opportunity to present a defense. Most people ask an experienced criminal defense attorney to act on their behalf in court. An attorney understands the system and can also determine whether any personal rights violations occurred before, during or after an arrest.