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Rear-end crash leads to allegations of drug crimes

In Arkansas, there is often a perception that being arrested for driving while intoxicated is generally limited to alcohol. However, it can also involve drugs. When a person is arrested for DWI drugs and other drug crimes, the charges can be significant. This is especially true if there is an accident and the person has drugs on his or her person. Then the case takes a drastic turn and the potential penalties are much more substantial. In such a circumstance, having legal help is imperative from the time of the arrest and beyond.

A rear-end crash in which a vehicle ran into a backhoe led to the driver's arrest. The incident occurred on the state highway as a 42-year-old woman hit the rear of the backhoe as it was moving slowly. When emergency personnel arrived, they opened the door of the vehicle. A glass drug pipe dropped from the car. The law enforcement officer examined the pipe and determined that it had what he believed to be methamphetamine. When searching the vehicle, the officer also found a gram of methamphetamine in a wallet. The female driver was hospitalized for injuries suffered in the accident. Blood was taken to be analyzed. She was charged with a felony for possession the controlled substance, DWI and other charges.

Drug charges are difficult to deal with. DWI is also a tough charge. When they are combined, it can cause innumerable problems for the person. While there might be a belief that formulating a successful defense of felony drug charges and DWI can be nearly impossible, that is not the case. There could be a pathway to lodge a defense of drug allegations. The person might get a chance to receive treatment rather than jail time. It could be possible to be offered a plea deal. Or, the circumstances could be such that there is a solid strategy to get an acquittal. In any case, legal help is key.

A woman who ran into the back of a slow-moving backhoe found herself under arrest on multiple offenses when a drug pipe fell from her vehicle and methamphetamine was found inside. Despite the apparent seriousness of these charges, she should prepare a defense with help from an attorney who has experience in helping clients arrested for drug crimes.

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