Getting hit with a criminal charge can obviously be very stressful and bring about feelings of worry and anxiety for those who have been charged. Drug charges can ruin lives and put a person’s future in jeopardy. The experience of an arrest and the possibility of jail time can be emotionally and psychologically traumatizing. Drug-related charges are some of the most common criminal charges in the state of Illinois.
Recently in Aurora, a man was arrested in a gas station bathroom and is now facing drug charges. Police say they received a complaint about a person being in the bathroom of the gas station for 45 minutes. According to police reports, the man exited the bathroom after several minutes of knocking.
Police claim that the man spoke with them and appeared to be under the influence of drugs. Reports say that police searched the man and located a spoon, a syringe, marijuana and a white powdery substance. The man was arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance, according to reports.
Even though a drug charge is not a necessarily a conviction, any drug-related charge can have harmful effects that can impact a person for the rest of his or her life. A conviction for drug charges can prevent a person from finding work and destroy the individual’s reputation. Those in Illinois who are arrested on drug charges could increase their chances of obtaining the best possible outcome by seeking legal counsel. An experienced criminal defense lawyer can offer guidance and help protect a person’s rights throughout this process.
Source: Chicago Tribune, “Man found with drugs in Aurora gas station bathroom, police say“, Erika Wurst, May 14, 2018