We never know what we might do when faced with a particular situation. We like to think we would jump in to help save a life, or stand up for someone in trouble, or even do the right thing when faced with a moral question. Many of us run through scenarios in our minds like, what would I do if this or that happened, but we rarely get tested in the ways we think up.
In April in Sebastian, FL, an Indian River County Sheriff’s deputy pulled over the 28 year old man for “following too closely” behind another vehicle in inclement weather. It should be noted here that that was the only thing this young man was doing wrong as far as the deputy knew. The point here is that he was not speeding or driving crazy and had he simply maintained the proper distance between his vehicle and the one in front of him he would never have been pulled over in the first place. When the deputy caught the odor of marijuana coming from the young man’s truck, he asked who had been smoking marijuana in the vehicle. The young man made some excuses, but “looked nervous” according to the deputy. When the deputy asked if there was anything illegal in the vehicle, the young man stated that there was four pounds of marijuana in the vehicle and that he would give half of it to the deputy if the deputy would let him go. The young man then upped the offer to the whole four pounds if the deputy would just let him leave. Naturally the officer declined and now, in addition to the charges for the marijuana, the young man is being charged with “Bribery of a Public Servant” as well.
What this young man should have done was call a qualified and experienced Indian River criminal defense attorney such as Jeffrey H. Garland.
Jeffrey Garland is a board certified criminal defense trial lawyer with decades of experience at both the state and federal levels of criminal defense. A call to Jeffrey Garland will guarantee you a fighting chance at beating the charges you face. After your personalized case evaluation, you will have the chance to sit down and figure out your best plan of defense. You never want to stand in front of a judge without an attorney to represent your interests and you want to make sure that attorney will do their best for you.
Nobody wants to face any kind of criminal charges, and you really do not want to face them alone. When you run afoul of the law, your best option is to find a lawyer fast. Make the call that will help you the most in your upcoming legal troubles.
If you or someone you know has been in a situation like this, or has been arrested for any type of drug related criminal offense, do not delay. Contact The Law Office of Jeffrey H. Garland, P.A. at 772.489.2200 today.