People don’t like to be blamed for something they didn’t do, especially if there is no evidence to support the accusation. In the same way, a person who has been charged with a crime legally is not considered guilty unless his or her guilt is proved in criminal court in New York. This applies to situations in which an individual faces drug charges — for example, if he or she is accused of possessing drugs and intending to deliver them.
In a recent situation in New York, a 39-year-old man was pulled over while driving a vehicle on Interstate 78. In this case, police arrested him after allegedly finding drugs in the automobile. They reportedly discovered marijuana as well as capsules featuring white powder.
He faced charges of drug possession with intent to deliver drugs. He also was charged with possessing drug paraphernalia. He was sent to a county prison instead of getting a $50,000 bail.
A person who faces a charge of intent to deliver may be facing a felony charge; this is just one reason why it’s so important that any charges be proved beyond a reasonable doubt. If New York prosecutors cannot adequately prove that the man committed the drug violations, a criminal conviction simply cannot be secured. In addition, the police must have legally searched the vehicle before arresting the individual accused of the drug crimes. Undoubtedly, the criminal defense team will carefully review and assess the evidence that the prosecution plans to present in support of the drug charges against the man.
Source: lehighvalleylive.com, New York man held on drug charges after Interstate 78 stop in Williams Township, police say, Tony Rhodin, March 5, 2014