A man from New York was arrested in a neighboring state last weekend after
being pulled over for alleged traffic violations. When someone is pulled
over, police will often question them about why they committed an alleged
violation, and where they were going. These questions can often make a
person nervous, and might sometimes lead to an officer asking to search
a person's car.
It is important that people who are pulled over for alleged
traffic violations in New York understand their rights. Sometimes officers will think a person
did something wrong, and pull them over in hopes of them admitting to
wrongdoing. This can result in a person being ticketed and sometimes charges
with more serious crimes.
In this recent case, the man that was arrested was accused of having 1,700
oxycodone pills sitting in his front seat. The man was arrested after
the officer allegedly saw the pills. He was charges with conspiracy to
violate drug laws and trafficking in heroin/morphine/opium.
This situation shows how traffic violations can sometimes quickly result
in a person being accused of a much more serious crime. An experienced
traffic law attorney in New York can help a person understand their rights
and ensure that they were not violated throughout the legal process. If
a police officer didn't have the right to pull a person over, they
might not have found any other alleged criminal activity. It is important
that police follow proper procedures during traffic stops and do not violate
the rights of an accused person.
Source: CBS Boston "New York Man Nabbed With 1,700 Oxycodone Pills in I-495 Traffic Stop," Oct. 12, 2013