For many people in New York and across the country, the prospect of a confrontation with law enforcement officers can be unnerving. As such, some people may not immediately know how to respond, potentially resulting in legal complications. In fact, a man now faces multiple charges, including drug possession, after police say they attempted a traffic stop.
The incident that led to the 32-year-old man’s arrest reportedly happened around 12:30 a.m. on a day in mid-January. According to reports, police officers attempted a traffic stop, though it is unclear what prompted the stop. Police claim that the man did not comply but also state that he stopped a few streets over.
Reports indicate that the local fire department closed the street where the stop occurred for over 12 hours as law enforcement officers, wearing respirators, searched the vehicle. They claim to have discovered drugs and ingredients needed to make methamphetamine. Though he is set to be arraigned in court later on, he was not in police custody the day after the incident.
As a result of the incident, the New York man faces multiple charges. In addition to drug possession, he is also charged with criminal possession of a weapon, driving while ability impaired by drugs and manufacturing methamphetamine. Unfortunately, people who are accused of crimes such as these often feel unprepared to make the critical decisions that they are facing. As such, they seek guidance from experienced criminal defense attorneys who can provide them the information they need to make informed decisions.