Recently, a Springfield man got pulled over by highway patrol. What could have been a minor traffic interaction went sideways when troopers found 30 pounds of meth inside the vehicle. The driver was taken into custody.
This is a horrific situation to find yourself in, facing serious drug charges. Let’s take a look at the situation and what you should do.
Three major questions must have reasonable answers to constitute a vehicle search.
In Missouri, controlled substance drug charges are a Class D felony. Convicted offenders can end up doing seven years in jail and get hit with fines of up to $10,000. Persistents (offenders convicted at different times for two felonies) can get hit with a Class C. That comes with three to 10 years as well as that $10,000 fine.
It’s a stressful position to be in, getting stopped and interacting with police while there may be illegal cargo in the car. Here’s what you should remember.
And, most important of all, the second an officer produces handcuffs, say you want a lawyer. At that point, they should stop asking questions.
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