Drug trafficking charges are extremely serious charges. They can lead to years in prison and large fines. According to a report, three people were arrested in Colorado after an 18-month investigation involving multiple local, state and federal agencies. The people who are accused of drug trafficking are reportedly the owners of a tire shop in Greeley.
During the arrest, police say they found significant quantities of marijuana and cocaine, along with a stolen handgun and a large sum of cash. The investigators in the case searched two houses after reportedly obtaining warrants. When police arrest people, they person might not fully understand why they are being arrested and what the charges against them mean.
News reports often follow arrests, leading the public to pass judgment on them. Since people who are charged with crimes might be able to have a trial by their peers, a public perception can influence a person's ability to receive a fair trial.
An experienced criminal defense attorney can help a person understand their rights and form a rigorous defense. When the person faces potential prison time and a tarnished reputation, it is important that they are given a fair chance to defend their reputation. In accurate evidence, or improper gathering of evidence could result in a misrepresentation of the facts at trial. This could then result in a wrongful conviction. An experience attorney can help ensure policies and laws are followed throughout the person's legal proceedings. If procedures aren't followed an attorney can work to make sure flawed evidence isn't admitted into the trial.
Source: Denver Post, "Task force arrests 3 in connection to drug trafficking ring in Greeley," Feb. 15, 2013
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