Finding the best way to handle any type of criminal charge differs for each person. If possible, one party may opt for an available plea bargain, and another person may choose to adamantly defend against the allegations in efforts to maintain his or her innocence. Of course, the options that individuals facing drug charges choose can depend on the types of allegations involved and the available alternatives.
It was recently reported that two individuals were taken into custody in Tennessee after a search of a home. Authorities had reportedly executed a search warrant of a man's home as they were looking for him. During that search, authorities allegedly saw substances that they believed to be drugs. As a result, they obtained another search warrant to look for narcotics, and they allegedly discovered ecstasy, heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine and drug paraphernalia.
Authorities also purportedly discovered over a dozen firearms. The man, who has reportedly been convicted of cocaine possession in the past, was taken into custody on charges relating to drug and weapons violations. A woman living in the man's home was also taken into custody on what were described as similar charges. Both were still in custody at the time of the report as they had not met their bond amounts.
It is not uncommon for individuals to feel uncertain about how they want to handle this type of ordeal. These accused Tennessee residents may each want to explore what defense options could best help his or her case. It may also be wise to remember that parties facing drug charges have the right to obtain legal assistance.