Law enforcement agencies often cast wide nets in undercover drug investigations, and sometimes individuals who were in the wrong place at the wrong time find themselves facing serious charges. An allegation that a drug crime has occurred does not automatically lead to a conviction, and a strong criminal defense can challenge the prosecution's evidence and protect the accused from potentially long-term negative consequences.
Many drug charges are brought in connection with routine traffic stops. However, a minor traffic violation does not automatically give police the right to search the vehicle or the driver. If police conduct a warrantless search, then any evidence seized during the search could be suppressed.