A woman in Florida has been arrested after she was pulled over by the police for driving erratically. A police officer followed the woman’s vehicle after noticing that she was veering between lanes and driving in the bicycle lane. She seemed to ignore the police vehicle until she heard the siren. When the woman pulled over, the officer approached the vehicle and noted that she appeared to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
The woman couldn’t find her license and claimed that she’d taken medication before bed the previous night. When the officer asked her to perform a few sobriety tests, the woman seemed to be unfit to drive. However, the breath test revealed that she had no alcohol in her blood. At this point, the woman allegedly admitted that she was carrying a bag of marijuana in her pants.
The officer took her to jail where she was charged with driving under the influence. No other charges of drug crimes have been released although recreational marijuana use is illegal in Florida. Possessing 20 grams or less of marijuana in Florida could result in a $1,000 fine and up to a year in jail.
How an attorney may help people facing drug charges
In many states, you can still be arrested for possessing a few grams of marijuana. Everyone in the state of Florida is entitled to legal representation, so an attorney may be able to represent you in court whether you’re facing a small charge or several counts of drug possession and trafficking.
Your attorney may also help you fight against additional charges like assault, robbery or driving under the influence. With legal help, you might be able to protect yourself against unnecessary charges and ensure that you receive a fair trial.