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Woman charged with drug-related offenses in Florida

The circumstances surrounding an alleged criminal event can easily play a substantial part in a person's criminal defense. When accused of drug\-related offenses, it can be important to utilize those details in the most effective manner possible. Of course, sticking to the facts or remaining silent may help individuals more than making outlandish comments during an arrest.

It was recently reported that a woman in Florida was taken into custody after a traffic stop. Apparently, a police officer pulled over a vehicle for an undisclosed reason. During the stop, the officer allegedly smelled an odor of marijuana in the vehicle, which led to a search of the car and the occupants' personal belongings.

There were reportedly two passengers in the vehicle, and when the officer searched the purse of one of those individuals, he or she purportedly discovered a baggie of marijuana and a baggie of cocaine. The woman was reportedly questioned about the substances, and she allegedly stated that the wind must have blown the drugs into her purse. Despite this statement, the woman was taken into custody on a felony charge of cocaine possession and a misdemeanor charge of marijuana possession. At the time of the report, she had been released from custody on bond.

In order to handle the accusations of drug-related offenses, this Florida woman may want to gain information on her legal rights as well as her criminal defense options. She could also want to ensure that her rights were not violated during the time of her arrest and that the arresting officer followed correct procedures. Any mistakes made during this part of the process could work as part of her defense if she wishes to utilize such a tactic.

Source: fox59.com, "Florida woman blames cocaine in purse on 'windy day'", April 8, 2018

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