A hamburger, fries and drink are the typical fast food lunch for many Illinois residents. In fact, on any given day, fast food parking lots are filled with individuals in search of a quick meal. Some customers choose to eat inside while others prefer to remain in their cars. Regardless of the dining decision, these patrons do not expect to be served with drug charges in addition to their meals.
Recently, four men were arrested in a Burger King parking lot. Reports indicate that a suspicious vehicle was identified in the parking lot. Authorities responded and a canine officer indicated that drugs were present in the vehicle. The four men present in the vehicle were arrested and charged with a variety of drug-related crimes.
Prior to answering to these charges, each individual will want to seek experienced legal counsel. There are a number of questions that will need to be addressed. For example, why was the vehicle considered to be suspicious in the first place? What led authorities to determine that a search of the vehicle was warranted? Additionally, were all individuals involved or did the evidence collected belong to only one or two of the individuals?
Drug charges can carry significant consequences. Prior to answering to them before an Illinois judge, the individual will want to be certain that all aspects of the case have been analyzed and addressed. In a situation such as this one, each individual will want an experienced attorney ensuring that his or her rights are protected.