Arrested for Drug Possession with Children in the Car.

suspected drug dealer was arrested for possession while allegedly carrying 70 baggies of possible heroin, four grams of marijuana, six grams of cocaine, $4,000 in cash — and had kids ages 1, 2 and 5 in his back seat, according to police.

The multi-agency bust happened Tuesday afternoon after investigators got a tip that a 23-year-old Delray Beach man would be at Jaycee Park with a large amount of drugs.

Officers watched as he pulled into the park, driving a 2012 Ford Edge with dark tinted windows.

When the man wouldn’t unlock the SUV, agents moved in and smashed the tinted window, according to a Boynton Beach police arrest report.

A woman and another man were also in the vehicle along with the children.

Inside the SUV, investigators found the drugs and money, according to the report.

Police claim the man was carrying more than $4,000 cash, according to the report.

The man faces multiple drug charges. He is also charged with child neglect. He is being held on bonds totaling $295,000.

Have you been accused of a heroin crime? In Florida, drug crimes are punished quite severely, especially those which involve a narcotic like heroin. Individuals who are convicted of offenses involving heroin can face very serious consequences, including heavy fines and years behind bars. Because of the serious nature of these charges, if you have been arrested for a heroin crime or are facing allegations, you need to seek legal help right away. Criminal defense attorney Richard Della Fera can help you understand your rights and what to expect from your particular situation.

 

You should not waste any time before contacting us. We are prepared to protect your freedom and your rights. Having our experienced legal team on your side is the best way to achieve a positive outcome for your case. It is important to act fast, so call today at 954.514.9955 for a free consultation or contact us online. for a free consultation.

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Can the police search and seize our cell phones without a warrant after an arrest?

In an age where ninety percent of Americans own a cell phone, the United States Supreme Court has taken steps towards granting Americans the privacy that many of them want and feel that they deserve when it comes to the content on their cell phones.  The Supreme Court heard arguments in April on two cases that addressed the issue of whether or not police officers need a warrant to search the cell phones of the individuals whom they arrest.

The first case, Riley v. California, arose when David Riley was pulled over in San Diego for having an expired auto registration.  The police found loaded guns in his car, and, upon an inspection of Mr. Riley’s smart phone, entries they associated with a street gang.  A more comprehensive search of Mr. Riley’s phone found led to information that linked him to a shooting.

The second case, U.S. v. Wurie involved the search of the call log of Mr. Brima Wurie’s flip phone after he was arrested in 2007 in Boston and charged with gun and drug crimes.  This case made it to the Supreme Court after the federal appeals court in Boston threw out the evidence found on Mr. Wurie’s phone.

The Justice Department, arguing on behalf of the United States and their police force, claimed that cell phones are not materially different from wallets, purses and address books.  Chief Justice John Roberts and the rest of the Supreme Court disagreed.  In an unanimous 9-0 opinion, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the police do need warrants to search the cell phones of the people that they arrest.  Chief Justice Roberts went as far to say that “modern cell phones are now such a pervasive and insistent part of daily life that a visitor from Mars might conclude they were an important feature of human anatomy.”

Although this ruling will be considered a win by proponents of applying the Fourth Amendment (which bars unreasonable searches) to the content of cell phones, it is a huge blow to law enforcement agencies that would prefer more latitude to search without having to obtain a warrant (Chicago Tribune).  The Chief Justice admitted that there is no denying that their ruling will have an impact on the ability of law enforcement to combat crime; however, the right to privacy comes at a cost.  What cost are you willing to pay?

If you are in need of an experienced criminal attorney call Richard F. Della Fera, Esq. 954.514.9955  today.