A woman in Pennsylvania was serving probation when an incident occurred that compounded her legal problems. Police showed up at residence in Charleroi where the 41-year-old woman in question was sitting on the front porch. Police say that the woman was consuming alcohol when they arrived.
In this case, that might be a problem
While most people 21 and over can legally consume alcohol, police say that, in this woman’s case, it violates the terms of her probation. At some point, the police officers entered the home and conducted a search. They claim to have seized heroin, crack cocaine and approximately $8,000 in cash.
2 arrests were made
After searching the house, police arrested the woman who was sitting on the porch, as well as a 51-year-old man who was also at the house at the time. Drug charges were filed against both people. While two people may be arrested in connection with the same incident, each person is guaranteed an opportunity to refute criminal charges in court. The outcome of each case might be different, such as one person facing conviction while another is found not guilty.
Criminal defense support may help mitigate circumstances
Anyone facing drug charges in Pennsylvania may request legal representation before undergoing interrogation or appearing in court. An experienced criminal defense attorney can help a client explore any and all defense options that may be available to determine which strategy would help mitigate his or her circumstances as much as possible. An attorney can also review a case to determine if the individual’s rights were violated before, during or after a search of private property.