Police say they saw an alleged drug deal occurring on the street in a New Jersey town. A report says that the officers identified themselves to the men who are accused, and the men tried to flee.
One man was charged with hindering apprehension and also held for two other warrants. The other man was charged with two counts of aggravated assault on a police officer and resisting arrest by flight. These charges are very serious and situations like these should be rigorously investigated. It doesn't appear that any drugs were found on the men, but police say that they believe one of the men threw the drugs away before he was arrested.
When someone is accused of a drug crime in New Jersey, it might be wise for them to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney. They can help a person understand their rights and form a rigorous defense after an arrest. Sometimes police believe they have seen a crime, but they were mistaken. A mistake by police and the inability to admit such a mistake could result in a person being charged and convicted of crimes they didn't commit.
An attorney can work to make sure the person doesn't say anything to police that might lead to their conviction at trial. It is important that people understand their right to remain silent and not contribute to their conviction. If someone is convicted, they might want to seek an appeal to overturn the ruling and any sentence that takes place after a guilty verdict.
Source: The Jersey Journal, "Bayonne police arrest two local men after alleged drug deal on street," Anthony J. Machcinski, July 12, 2013