Yet another member of the hip hop community has been arrested in Georgia. The state often plays host to world-famous acts, and it is certainly not unusual for big-name rappers to be passing through. Recently, an artist by the stage name Boosie was the latest in what seems to be a string of arrests involving hip hop artists in the Peach State. He must now decide the best approach for a solid criminal defense.
The trouble began when police saw a vehicle they claimed was swerving in and out of traffic. They say they decided to pull the car over after a driver nearly struck another car. When the vehicle pulled over, officers found the occupants to be Boosie and a male passenger.
Police then alleged they could smell marijuana emanating from inside the car and that they could see the occupants moving around in a manner they found to be suspicious. A warrant was obtained to search the car, and the search allegedly yielded a firearm, marijuana and a sum of cash. Though facing charges, Boosie maintains the entire incident was a misunderstanding and is reported to be preparing a criminal defense. He has been released on bond.
If a Georgia resident finds him- or herself in a similar situation, he or she should not fret but should take the situation seriously. Innocent until proved guilty is the law of the land, and it falls upon the prosecution to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that a crime has been committed. In many cases, people may find that an experienced attorney can help them present a solid criminal defense with confidence in a court of law.