As our Hartford readers likely know, news reports on purported crimes vary greatly. One recent report involves a restaurant delivery truck. According to reports a food delivery vehicle was parked and running when a 45-year-old man stole the vehicle, leading to the drug charges.
Once the restaurant realized what had happened, they immediately began letting customers know that their food would not be delivered. To their surprise, the customers stated that their food had, in fact, been delivered. Authorities reportedly approached the man as he was making another delivery.
Once Hartford Police arrived and arrested the man, they say they discovered a crack pipe, anti-psychotic drugs and a marijuana cigarette. The resulting charges include possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, third-degree larceny and a drug container violation. The man reportedly was held in lieu of $5,000 bond.
Drug charges in Connecticut carry stiff consequences if a conviction is ultimately obtained and can affect many aspects of daily life. Nevertheless, this man is entitled to the same legal protections that attach to any individual accused of committing a crime in our state. It is important to remember however, that anyone who is suspected of committing a crime will have a chance to stand up in court and defend themselves against the allegations. In addition to ensuring that both sides of the story are told, a solid defense in a case like this one may include a thorough examination of the evidence presented, as well as entertaining alternative options to negotiate for the most favorable outcome possible.
Source: upi.com, "Police: Keith Hinds stole Chinese delivery car, delivered food," Nov. 12, 2012