On behalf of Dickman Law Offices, P.S.C. posted in Drug Charges on Friday, November 4, 2011

A Kentucky man who was arrested this past summer and charged with various crimes involving drug possession was indicted by a grand jury on October 5. However, it is important to keep in mind that an indictment is merely a formal statement of charges. In no way does it indicate the man is guilty for the underlying drug charges of which he is accused. The individual continues to be fully protected by the law’s presumption of innocence unless and until he is convicted in a court of law beyond a reasonable doubt.

On June 9, police arrested the 53-year-old man after an officer reportedly saw him driving “erratically” on the Eastern Bypass in the Richmond area. A breathalyzer test at the time of his arrest reported his blood alcohol content to be 0.15, nearly twice Kentucky’s legal limit. Additionally, police allegedly found a marijuana cigarette and prescription pills in his possession.

Police claim to have discovered during a search of the vehicle various prescription drugs such as, Clonazepam and Oxycodone. A straw that allegedly contained a drug “residue” was also retrieved.

The man will likely benefit from the advice of an attorney as the case continues to proceed through the Kentucky criminal court system. The attorney may be able to ensure the man’s rights were not violated during the search of his person and the vehicle while also protecting his rights throughout the trial. He has a right to a fair trial and to a hearing on the facts of the matter.

Likewise, any Kentucky resident facing drug charges may benefit from meeting with an experienced criminal law attorney. The attorney may aid in navigating an often confusing court process providing some relief and support for the accused.

Source: The Richmond Register, “Man with many drug charges indicted by grand jury,” Ronica Shannon, Oct. 10, 2011