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Man arrested for drug crimes and assault on law enforcement

People who are accused of selling, distributing or trafficking in drugs will face arrest and the harshest penalties, but those who are charged with drug possession can also be arrested and convicted. Frequently, the circumstances will result in other charges that can result in severe consequences as well. After a drug-related arrest and when there are other criminal allegations, having a criminal defense strategy is imperative.

According to a recent report, a 34-year-old man was arrested on drug charges and for assaulting law enforcement when they investigated. Officers were called at around 4 p.m. after the man was brought to the hospital having an apparent overdose. Emergency responders believed he had taken an illegal substance. As the medical professionals spoke to him, he reportedly acted in a disorderly way. Officers attempted to detain him and he allegedly kicked and bit them. Eventually, he was brought under control and arrested for drug possession and for resisting.

Drug charges can result in serious penalties and when they are compounded by accusations of committing assault, it will be worse. If that assault is on law enforcement, there can be an extended jail sentence that can negatively impact a person's life in many ways. While these charges are serious, there are ways to craft a defense.

Perhaps, when people are on drugs or in a situation in which they felt threatened, they acted in a way they otherwise would not have. A plea bargain could be possible to reduce some of the charges. Maybe treatment can be a useful way to avoid the worst penalties. Since the man in this recent incident was said to have been overdosing when the series of incidents happened and he is now charged with assaulting law enforcement, he will need to formulate a defense strategy to face the drug crimes and other charges.

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