County worker held on drug charges
In June 2014, a 56-year-old employee of Miami-Dade County for more than two decades was taken into custody by the Miami-Dade police after he allegedly stole county property. Authorities charged him with theft when he sold the merchandise, which eventually ended up in pawn shops across the city. They claimed he had been involved in the crimes for about 10 years and alleged that he sold more than $5,000 worth of property. They reportedly discovered his involvement after they went to a pawn shop where they identified the subject and said that the man had been frequenting the shop for years. The county worker asked to be paid in drugs instead of in cash. He faces charges for theft, the transfer of stolen property, official misconduct and possession of cocaine. The investigation has not yet concluded, and authorities could detain other people.Serious Implications of Drug Charges
The arrest for a drug offense in Miami or Fort Lauderdale and across Miami-Dade or Broward County could have serious implications and affect your future. If you work for the government or at another type of professional job, you could lose your job and livelihood. In addition, your driver’s license might be suspended. Of course, you could also face serious criminal penalties including mandatory jail time, probation and hefty fines. Our Miami drug lawyer can defend your rights and your freedom after you have been accused of a drug offense.
Help from a Reputable Attorney
The State Attorney needs to prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt. They might rely on witnesses and need to show your intent regarding the commission of a crime. Your knowledge regarding the possible possession, sale, transfer or manufacturing of a drug matters. For example, if you are a passenger in a vehicle with drugs in the trunk, you might not be held responsible if the vehicle is not yours and you did not know the drugs were present since you would not be able to access them. However, you need a seasoned Miami drug lawyer who can fight the charges against you.
If you or a loved one find yourself in this type of challenging legal situation, you will need professional legal help. For answers to your questions, call our drug criminal defense attorney.