Police sent a Violent Crimes Task Force out with investigators to search two Minnesota residences on a recent Friday morning. The investigation resulted in multiple arrests. Several Minnesota men will now have decisions to make regarding criminal defense options after being charged with multiple felony drug crimes.
Police seized several items during the searches
The searching of the two residences took place at approximately 6 p.m., resulting in the confiscation of numerous items by police. One of those items was a firearm. Investigators also seized money from the premises. They believe the money was received through illegal drug sales.
A judge or jury must be convinced through evidence
There have been many cases in the past where police accuse someone of committing drug crimes, only to have it later proven that they were mistaken. In fact, there have been incidents where investigators seize a substance from someone’s home that they claim is an illegal drug, only to find out through laboratory testing that it was something entirely different and not illegal at all. In short, not every criminal charge results in a conviction.
Every defendant is guaranteed an opportunity to refute charges
In this particular case, a 21-year-old man and a 25-year-old man were arrested and charged with drug crimes. Police say a third man will also likely be facing charges in connection with the same investigation. Any person in Minnesota or elsewhere who faces similar charges is given the opportunity to refute the charges in court. This is why it is a good idea to request a meeting with a criminal defense attorney as soon as an arrest has taken place.