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A seemingly good deed could lead to a criminal defense need

Having good intentions does not always mean that a person is acting in an appropriate manner. In some cases, concerns over certain behavior could even lead to criminal charges. As a result, someone who thinks he or she is simply being a helpful person could wind up needing a criminal defense.

One man in Florida is facing such a predicament after giving a ride to four teenagers. Apparently, the teens were walking along a roadway when the man pulled over and offered to give them a ride. The three 15-year-old teens and one 13-year-old accepted the ride though they reportedly did not know the man. A police officer later stopped the man's truck after allegedly noticing it speeding and swerving.

The officer spoke with the teens, and they said that they did not know the man and that he had offered them drinks from a cooler, which contained alcoholic beverages. Their parents were apparently alerted, and the teens were released into their custody. The officer searched the truck and reportedly discovered cannabis residue, a large knife and drug paraphernalia. As a result, the man is currently facing charges for carrying a concealed weapon, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, fleeing and eluding, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Though the man may have thought that he was trying to do a good deed, he has now landed in hot water with Florida authorities. Due to the multiple allegations brought against him, he will undoubtedly want to discover what criminal defense options may best suit his case. He may have a difficult journey ahead, but he can put his best foot forward when handling the charges.

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