Police first saw him spinning his truck wheels in an icy area. When the officers arrived, he came out of the vehicle carrying a glass of scotch. The police arrested him for a DWI, but lab tests later revealed that he was not intoxicated at the time.
When the police searched his car they also found an unlicensed firearm and between 1 and 4 grams of cocaine. Despite pleading guilty to cocaine possession, Foster will not serve any jail time.
It’s Possible to Avoid Jail Time for Cocaine and Other Drug Charges
The judge decided that it was not necessary for this former attorney to serve jail time, so long as he followed the terms of his probation. While some might suspect unfair treatment for a former member of the justice department, it isn’t uncommon to avoid jail time for some possession charges if you have the right counsel.
This is a serious crime with major consequences, sometimes including long prison sentences, but there are ways to mitigate sentencing in many cases. Avoid talking to the police if you are arrested, and never consent to a search if the cops do not have a warrant. Instead, exercise your right to remain silent, and contact an experienced criminal attorney as soon as possible. As former peace officer, Jared Julian understands how law enforcement operates. Our firm has the skills and experience to help you minimize your sentencing and get your life back on track.
Only time will tell if this former lawyer follows his probation and avoids a prison sentence, but you should take his arrest as a reminder that not all drug sentences are created equal.