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Aaron Carter accused of DUI and pot possession

Aaron Carter fans may be interested to learn that the Florida-born singer was accused of driving while under the influence and for being in possession of marijuana on July 15 in Georgia. According to the Habersham County sheriff's office, the 29-year-old was taken into custody at about 9 p.m. after someone made a report about a vehicle driving all over the road to authorities.

Carter said that he had stopped at an AutoZone to fix an alignment issue. He said authorities approached him while he was still inside the shop. After exiting, he claimed that he told authorities that he had marijuana in the vehicle. He reportedly refused to submit a breath, blood or urine test. Both the singer and his girlfriend, who was with him, were taken into custody and both were charged with drug-related offenses. Carter was also charged with driving under the influence while his girlfriend was charged with obstruction.

Prior to the incident, Carter had tweeted that he was having transportation issues. As such, he would not be able to make a show that was scheduled in Kansas City.

Although Florida aggressively prosecutes drug crimes, there are several different defenses a criminal law attorney could utilize depending on the circumstances of the case. For example, if drugs are found in the vehicle, it could potentially be argued that the drugs did not belong to the accused person. Furthermore, if the authorities did not have reasonable suspicion to search a person or the vehicle in question, the lawyer could argue that the person's rights were violated and the evidence that was gathered could be determined to be inadmissible in court.

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