People from various counties across the state are now facing very serious charges after arrests earlier this week. Police say they arrested 14 people on drug charges for allegedly running a drug ring in Colorado. A report said that 20 people were indicted on drugs and weapons charges, although only 14 were arrested on Tuesday.
Authorities say these arrests follow a 17-month investigation of a drug pipeline from Mexico. When these types of investigations are conducted, it is very possible that some details of the case are incorrect. These factual errors or any errors in procedures by law enforcement agencies might have violated the rights of an accused person.
Because police can make mistakes during investigations, it is important that people understand their rights. Anyone facing drug charges in Colorado might be wise to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney. An attorney can help evaluate evidence and the way in which law enforcement conducted its investigation to make sure no rights were violated. If it is found that rights were violated, some or all charged in a case might be dropped depending on the circumstances.
Cocaine related crimes could cause damage to a person's reputation, possibly making it difficult to find employment or housing in the future. This could result in financial issues and difficulty adjusting back into a community after a potential jail sentence.
Through the course of lengthy investigations, police might not acquire enough evidence to convict a person, but they still seek an arrest in hopes of gathering evidence from that person directly. An attorney can help ensure a person doesn't help provide information that might lead to their own conviction.
Source: Associated Press, "Officers arrest suspects in alleged cocaine ring," Jan. 22, 2013
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