Recently, a father and son from Georgia found themselves in a pickle after several interactions with local law enforcement. The father is the owner of a towing company, often receiving calls to assist with disabled vehicles after a traffic accident. A vehicle search as part of an investigation turned into a legal ordeal that left the man and his adult son facing drug charges.
Sources say that the trouble began when police asked the tow truck owner if they could search his vehicle during an investigation. The man gave his permission. Police allegedly found a small amount of methamphetamine, but they did not arrest him at that time.
Later, officers arrived at the home he shared with his son. Police claim they noticed a small amount of marijuana in the home. They used this information to obtain a search warrant for the home, and after performing the search, police say they found evidence of more drugs and paraphernalia in the home. Both father and son, who were present at the time of the home search, were charged with drug crimes.
As the pair prepares to defend themselves against these drug charges, the Georgia towing company has been suspended from service in the community. In such cases, a person may feel helpless. An accusation is not an indication of guilt, but being accused of drug crimes can affect a person’s livelihood. In many cases, an experienced attorney can help a person accused of drug crimes prepare his or her defense as well as help ensure that his or her rights are protected through each step of the legal process.