Virginia hip-hop fans may have heard about Chief Keef’s legal troubles. On June 12 at about 8:30 a.m., airport security in Sioux Falls found four blunts and two marijuana edibles in his luggage. At about 9:12 that morning, the rapper was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. It was believed that he had between two ounces and a half-pound of the drug.
The rapper was taken into custody in the city where had had been scheduled to perform on June 11. This is just one of many run-ins with the law that the performer has had in recent months. There was a warrant out after he failed to show up in court for arraignment related to DUI and drug possession charges in Miami. He was also taken into custody after allegedly assaulting and robbing a former producer.
Drug charges may bring negative consequences regardless of how much an individual may have been found with. A person may be required to pay a fine or spend time on probation. Community service or a suspended jail sentence may also be possible penalties in a drug crimes case. In some cases, an individual may be allowed to take part in a drug diversion program in lieu of jail time or probation.
An attorney may use several tactics to help a person obtain a plea or an acquittal in a drug case. For instance, it may be possible to question whether or not the drugs were found in a legal manner or question whether a person knew that he or she possessed a controlled substance. Creating this doubt may force a jury to acquit an individual, which may increase the odds that a prosecutor offers a plea deal.