Were you arrested after the police discovered drugs, an illegal firearm and/or other contraband while checking on your safety while you were in your car? If you were, a recent case from the First District Court of Appeals shows how you may be able to have your case dropped.
In Taylor v. State, Escambia County Sheriff’s Deputy David Ramires responded to a call at 4:30 a.m. about a man sleeping in a vehicle with a knife on his lap. Upon arriving at the reported location, Deputy Ramires observed Mr. Taylor was indeed sleeping in the driver’s seat of a vehicle with a “fairly large knife” on his lap.
Taylor’s car was legally parked, it was not running, and no one else was in the vehicle. Deputy Ramires did not smell alcohol. The surrounding area was not a high crime area. Continue reading