Every once in a while a situation arises where one of New York's finest is accused of criminal activity. This type of incident recently occurred when police officers arrested a man on suspicion of DUI. It just so happened the man was an off-duty cop himself.
Many people in New York and elsewhere use various types of decongestant medication when they suffer from colds, sinus infections or other upper respiratory illnesses. For one 30-year-old man, however, shopping for pseudoephedrine tablets landed him behind bars on drug charges. The man was one of 16 who were recently indicted in federal court following a police investigation regarding alleged methamphetamine production.
Judges in New York and throughout the nation hear cases all the time that result in acquittals. In fact, some cases are dismissed before ever going to trial due to lack of evidence or because a particular defendant's rights were violated in the arrest process. There are also situations were false accusations are made, such as in incidents of alleged domestic violence. An experienced defense attorney knows just what to do to bring such matters to light in court.
Many people argue that electronic wiretapping devices are means of privacy invasion if used to gather evidence to bring charges against one or more parties. This may be a central focus of an ongoing situation in New York where wiretaps were used in a drug investigation. In the end, 21 people were indicted and 11 of them were arrested on Dec. 20 and are now facing drug charges.