Jackson County, FL – Car Crash Leads to Drug Arrest

November 20, 2018

Jackson County, FL (November 19, 2018) – A 27-year-old Jackson County man crashed his car into the gate surrounding the Apalachee Correctional Institute while he was driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

  Officers from the Florida Highway Patrol said that Miguel Velazquez was taken to Jackson County Hospital as a precaution. Velazquez was later arrested on drug possession and DUI charges according to troopers.

Florida Drug Possession Laws

If you have been charged with drug possession in the state of Florida, you are probably aware that you could be in very serious trouble that will follow you around for the rest of your life. In order to clearly meet the legal requirements for charging a person with drug possession, a prosecuting attorney must prove the following:
  • Whether the accused actually had control of the drug
  • Whether the accused had actual knowledge of the drug
  • Whether the found substance is actually considered an illegal drug under Florida law
  • In cases of being charged with intent to sell, all of the above must be proved and whether or not there was actual intent to sell the drugs must also be proven
  Jackson County, FL - Car Crash Leads to Drug ArrestSince so many drug arrests in the United States involve the illegal substance in question being found in a car or a home it is not always entirely clear to whom the drugs belonged.

If you have been charged with drug possession or with possession with intent to distribute, the most important thing you can do right now is to contact a qualified, dedicated legal representative to act on your behalf. Here at Musca Law, we have over 150 years of combined experience in standing unfailingly by our clients as we broker the best possible deal for them. If you would like a free consultation regarding your case, please give us a call at (800) 687-2252 so we can begin working on your defense today.

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Disclaimer: As members of the local Naples and broader Florida community, we hope everyone in our community is safe and protected. We cover the events included in this blog as a way to offer support to the victims in similar circumstances and to provide relief during these difficult times. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal advice, and you should speak with a trained legal professional for more information regarding your situation.