Though remaining silent is often best when accused of a crime, it does not mean that individuals cannot create useful defense presentations even if they did answer police questions. Certainly, as the Miranda warning states, anything a person says can be used against him or her in a court of law. Fortunately, other criminal defense strategies may come in handy to fight against any incriminating statements.
One woman may be hoping to find her most viable courses of action after recently being charged with drug crimes in Louisiana. Apparently, the woman worked at the Louisiana State Penitentiary, and during a crackdown on drugs and contraband at the facility, investigators allegedly found illegal substances inside her vehicle. It was not clear what caused suspicion to fall on the woman before the search.
The search reportedly resulted in authorities finding marijuana, synthetic marijuana, heroin, heroin powder, methamphetamine and a digital scale. The woman allegedly admitted to the various accusations and resigned from her position at the penitentiary. She is currently facing allegations relating to drug possession and distribution and the introduction of contraband into a penal institution.
Though the woman allegedly admitted to wrongdoing, her case does not end there. She may want to explore her legal options for creating a criminal defense, and assessing the investigators’ actions could prove useful to her case. If mistakes were made or if she was not read her Miranda rights, those factors could work to her benefit. Understanding her legal predicament may allow her to feel more confident in her chances as her case proceeds.