An out-of-state man was recently arrested for allegedly smuggling drugs into the state. Police charged the man with a number of drug crimes charges, including possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance. He is currently still in police custody, although a judge set a $10,000 bond.
Dealing with the fallout of a drug arrest can be quite overwhelming for the average adult in North Dakota. However, a recent study highlights that drug crimes are not a problem isolated to adults. North Dakota has the third highest rate of arrests for juvenile drug offenses. While some people might be quick to brush these arrests off as matters of youthful indiscretion, what happens to these young boys and girls can have long-term consequences.
Police in North Dakota recently arrested two individuals who were allegedly in possession of a significant amount of drugs and drug paraphernalia. Both are facing multiple charges -- including felonies -- for these supposed drug crimes. These types of charges can lead to extensive prison sentences, so a careful focus on details and the criminal defense process can be helpful for defendants in similar situations.
Police in North Dakota recently arrested a man they say traveled to the state to sell heroin. This is not his first brush with the law, as he was convicted of sex trafficking crimes in the past. His current drug crimes charge is for conspiracy to deliver heroin, and the consequences could be severe.
When facing serious criminal charges, the nature of a person's arrest might feel inconsequential. However, for those who are hoping to have their charges thrown out, what transpired before and during the arrest is actually extremely important. In North Dakota, drug crimes charges from five different instances were all recently thrown out of court.
North Dakota police recently arrested two individuals they say were involved in a methamphetamine distribution ring. Facing serious charges for alleged drug crimes, the two are also accused of child neglect. The couple's four children are currently no longer in their care, and the home in which they lived was declared a public nuisance.
The statute of limitations is a very important concept within North Dakota criminal law. Although the length of time will vary from charge to charge, it protects individuals from being criminally prosecuted years or even decades after an alleged crime took place. Two nurses who were arrested and charged with drug crimes claim that their charges should be dropped because they fall outside the statute of limitations for the supposed crime.
It is not uncommon for routine traffic stops to lead to serious criminal charges. Consider the following situation -- a North Dakota officer initiates a stop, notes that the driver is behaving strangely and decides to search the car. This happened to a motorist who was subsequently charged with drug crimes. However, a judge recently decided that the evidence collected during that search is not valid.
No one likely relishes the thought of having a criminal record. While most people accomplish this by simply not committing crimes, others may choose other options to avoid having something added to their records. One North Dakota man faces charges of drug crimes after a temporary case of mistaken identity.
Law enforcement officials often work together for many months to uncover supposed drug activity in their jurisdictions. Multiple agencies may be involved as officers investigate leads and interview witnesses. A North Dakota man is facing charges for drug crimes after police claim he conspired with others to sell drugs.