|Pictured Above: Redmond O’Neal. Source: KTLA-TV.|
Earlier this week, Redmond O’Neal, son of Ryan O’Neal and the late Farrah Fawcett, was arrested for drug possession and a probation violation. O’Neal had ran a red light so police stopped him for a traffic violation. After searching his car, pursuant to O’Neal’s probation terms, officers discovered heroin in O’Neal’s car. O’Neal was then book for a minor traffic infraction, violating felony drug probation and possession of a controlled substance. O’Neal faces jail/prison time, drug treatment programs and probation for continuously committing drug offenses.
Automobile searches of a car are legal with a warrant, if the driver is on probation, or if they have reason to suspect your car contains evidence of a crime. However, often, automobiles are searched without a reason. Therefore, if you are charged with a drug crime, a criminal defense attorney may be able to fight your charges with defenses such as illegal search and seizure, entrapment or mistaken identity. If there is an illegal search, everything that results from the illegal search is not admissible in court. Therefore, it is very important to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney right away to help you fight your drug charges.