When criminal accusations come against a person, it is important that he or she remain levelheaded. It is possible for panic to make bad ideas seems like good ideas in the moment. Remaining calm could better ensure that logical steps are taken to address drug charges or other allegations. Often, gaining information on available defense options can help accused parties find avenues that help them work toward favorable outcomes.

Two men in North Carolina may want to do their best to stay calm after recently being taken into custody. According to reports, the men were in a vehicle that a police officer stopped for a traffic violation. The exact violation was not disclosed in the report. Nonetheless, the officer apparently searched the vehicle and allegedly uncovered illegal substances, two firearms and a substantial amount of cash.

The exact substances found in the vehicle were not listed in the report. Details did indicate that a 22-year-old man was taken into custody on charges for possession with intent to manufacture, sale and deliver a schedule VI substance and for having a concealed handgun. A 23-year-old man was arrested for possession of a stolen firearm and possession with intent to manufacture, sale and deliver a schedule II substance. Both men were still in custody at the time of the report but had bond amounts set.

Drug charges and weapons charges could result in these North Carolina men facing lasting consequences. However, they have every right to defend against the allegations. It may benefit them to remember that gaining information on their rights and defense options as well as obtaining legal assistance could help them better address the charges.