Police in North Dakota and elsewhere initiate traffic stops for a variety of reasons. No word was given as to why officers stopped a vehicle in Fargo recently, but the stop resulted in both been being taken into custody on various charges. Now, each man is likely considering his options for mounting an effective criminal defense.
Details regarding traffic stop and arrest
Around 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23, two men were in a vehicle traveling along 31st Avenue S in the 4400 block. For reasons not specified, officers with the Fargo Police Department initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle. Upon identifying the vehicle’s occupants, authorities determined each man had an outstanding arrest warrant against him.
The driver of the vehicle, a 20-year-old man, had an outstanding warrant in Clay County for second degree assault with a firearm. His companion, a 21-year-old man, also had a warrant for his arrest, a federal arrest warrant for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Each man was taken into custody and taken to the Cass County Jail. Ostensibly, the men were taken into custody without incident.
Right to defense
Since the report does not specify why authorities initiated the traffic stop in the first place, that may be the first area a criminal defense attorney will want to focus on. If the traffic stop was legitimate, then a lawyer will challenge all evidence gathered from the stop as well as analyze the tactics law enforcement used to take the men into custody. An experienced criminal defense attorney in North Dakota will work hard to help the client obtain the best possible outcome, considering the circumstances and evidence surrounding the arrests.