What do you believe defines probable cause for a police officer to search your car?
Earlier this month, a Detroit man was pulled over for speeding by the Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers. Sometime during the traffic stop, the troopers reported noticing criminal indicators and a drug dog was brought out. The troopers then completed a probable cause search.
According to nbc41.com, the probable cause search revealed more that they troopers could have imagined. Below is what was found in the trunk of the car.
- 248 oxycodone pills
- 270 xanac pills
- 92 hydrocodone pills
In Ohio, one Detroit man now faces serious charges. As reported by Denise Yost at nbc41.com:
The driver, Leonard Charles Denson, 22, of Detroit, Mich., was incarcerated in the Wood County Jail and charged with three-counts of trafficking drugs, one a third-degree felony and two fourth-degree felonies; and three-counts of possession of drugs, one a third-degree felony and two fourth-degree felonies.
Those charges could add up to 14 1/2 years in prison and a $35,000 fine. However, much can go wrong during a routine traffic stop. In a situation like this, the accused would benefit from having a criminal defense lawyer that has experience.
Small details sometimes get overlooked
You wouldn’t believe how often the smallest details can get over looked in a tense situation. For example, considering what was the probable cause that provoked the troopers to search this man’s car should be taken into consideration by this man’s defense. It can make all the difference having an attorney on your side.
If you are facing a serious offense, call me.