The police have the task of enforcing the laws of Sacramento, of California and of the country we live in. Laws are put in place in the hope of keeping people in the community safe and out of trouble. Sometimes, people break the law or engage in activities that could put them at risk with the law. Those people have a right to build a criminal defense against the charges they are accused of.
For instance, a group of young people in a nearby Sacramento suburb have been arrested in connection with drug crimes and other related crimes. While the papers are calling it a 'drug raid,' seven people were arrested and charged with crimes ranging from possession to parole violations to maintaining a place to illegally sell narcotics. Two of the accused are actually facing serious accusations because they allegedly attempted to bring a controlled substance into jail.
The accused are fairly young, ranging from their 20s to early 30s, and these drug charges could have a serious impact on the rest of their lives. Beyond legal consequences, there could be issues with their ability to get or maintain a job and a smeared reputation, among other issues. Most of the accused ended up posting their bail, which ranged from a few thousand dollars to just shy of $90,000. Only one woman has not posted her bail, which is set at nearly $60,000.
Being accused of a drug crime can carry serious consequences, if convicted, including but not limited to, jail time, fines and strict probationary requirements. Every person accused of a crime has the right to build a strong criminal defense that tells their side of the story. Every person is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Source: sacbee.com, "Seven arrested in El Dorado County drug house raid," Benjy Egel, November 16, 2017