Texas police who were working on a drug task force recently showed up at a man’s house. When police knock on a person’s door and ask to gain entry, the person does not have to oblige the request if the authorities do not have a warrant to search the premises. There are certain situations that would constitute an exception to this rule.
Investigators claim to have found illegal drugs in the man’s home
The man in question was taken into police custody after they searched his residence. The officers claim to have seized nearly $2,000 that they believe was the man’s profit from selling illegal drugs. Task force investigators also say they seized substances they believe to be fentanyl, heroin, cocaine and meth.
Criminal charges filed
It is possible for a person to be arrested but released without ever facing formal criminal charges in court. In this case, however, the man is now facing more than 12 criminal charges, several of which are felonies. At last report, the man was being held in a county jail while awaiting arraignment. Charges against him include felony drug possession and criminal use of drug paraphernalia.
Every defendant is guaranteed an opportunity to refute criminal charges
In Texas and all other states, a man or woman accused of drug crimes is guaranteed an opportunity to present a defense in court. There may be several defense options available in a specific case. Because the average person might not know which course of action would be best in a particular set of circumstances, it is common for a defendant to request legal representation before heading to court.