Jacksonville is filled with those people who aspire to be great. However, the stress of attempting to be great can be momentous, and as such, those people turn to substances that help them relax. However, those substances, when used in high quantity, can be destructive to that vision of being great. If one has been accused of a drug crime, one should contact an experienced attorney to fight the case and ensure that one can continue on that path to greatness.
According to the Pensacola News Journal, Jeremy Fountain of Escambia County has been charged with possession of illegal weapons and drug possession charges. Fountain was arrested on outstanding warrants for battery and false imprisonment. Fountain was in possession of one weapon that appeared to be stolen, and another that had the serial number removed. Fountain is being held without bond.
Jacksonville drug cases can be routine from time to time; however, this does not mean that each drug case should be treated the same nor does it mean that each case has its own unique set of circumstances, defenses, and mitigating factors. These factors will determine whether one, in the mind of the judge, should go to jail, rehab, or a combination of both.
Under the Constitution, all warrants issued must be supported by probable cause and must describe the places and things to be searched with specificity. Including arrest warrants, requirements for warrants based on probable cause and specificity in description protect one’s rights under the Constitution and stands in the way to protect the accused from shoddy police work. Many times though, accused parties do not know whether the warrant on them was executed properly, resulting in wrongful convictions.
An accused party may have received word about a warrant for their arrest or the search of their property being issued and will attempt to evade the police. This action may seem beneficial in the beginning; eventually though, the police will find one and bring one back in the legal system, with a series of possible consequences that will be much harsher because one evaded the law.
Fortunately, one does have an option for relief when one does know about an outstanding warrant on them. As soon as one becomes aware of such warrant, one should contact an experienced attorney who can work with the Judge to recall the warrant in exchange for appearance for court. Many times, when one’s case is pled to a Judge who sees a remorseful accused party, one’s punishment often times is extremely small or nonexistent.
Many times throughout Jacksonville, accused parties face charges they never knew of and warrants they never thought would be out on them, and because of their lack of knowledge, they suffer at the hands of a powerful legal system. Fortunately, if one obtains an experienced Jacksonville theft crimes defense attorney to fight the case and ensure one’s rights are protected, one can be sure that one will not be a victim in a fight one cannot win on one’s own.
The Forbess Law Firm has been aiding clients who face criminal charges in Jacksonville for years and are here to provide aggressive criminal defense to anyone accused of a crime. If you or a loved one require a Jacksonville criminal defense lawyer, contact our firm today. We are available through our website or by calling us at 904-634-0900.
Additional Source:Handguns, drugs seized during warrant execution,Thyrie Bland, The Pensacola News Journal