Maimi County Employee Arrested for Theft, Drug Possession
An electrician from the Miami-Dade County’s Water and Sewer Plant was recently arrested and charged for numerous crimes relating to theft and drugs. Timothy Williams, the suspect in the case, has been working for Miami-Dade County for 22 years. According to the charges, Williams spent the past 10 years on the job stealing county items and vital supplies. In turn, the charges state that Williams would pawn the stolen Miami-Dade County items at a local shop. Over the past 10 years, the stolen items accumulated a massive $5,000 value. However, the suspect requested to be paid for the stolen goods in drugs only, such as cocaine and marijuana. That is why the suspect was arrested on both charges relating to theft and possession of cocaine, which is a controlled substance.
Dealing with the theft charges is going to be tough for the suspect, especially since there might evidence and testimony against him. The suspect is probably going to speak to a good Miami theft lawyer to provide an adequate defense against the charges of theft in this particular case.
However, the suspect is also dealing with charges relating to possession of a control substance. A drug conviction can be dreadful. The charges can be a misdemeanor or felony, but both are bad. If a suspect is found guilt of possession of a controlled substance in Miami-Dade County, such as cocaine or marijuana, then there could be severe consequences. A drug conviction could result in losing a driver’s license, impacting employment, a monetary fine or jail time. The State must prove beyond a responsible doubt that the suspect had possession and knowledge of the illicit nature of a controlled substance.
It would be wise for the suspect to contact a trusted Miami drug possession lawyer, such as a lawyer at the criminal defense team of Hassett & Associates. They are experienced and skilled on all types of drug cases. They might be able to convince the prosecutor to drop the case or drop to a lesser charge.
If you or someone you know has been in a similar legal situation, contact our firm at (954) 791-3939.