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Could you be caught making a drug deal on camera?

| Jan 30, 2020 | Drug Charges |

Cameras are everywhere these days. Almost everyone seems to have a powerful little camera and recording device right in their pockets now that cellular phones are pretty much standard equipment for anybody leaving their home. However, the surveillence of your life may be more prevalent than you realize.

Especially in Birmingham, Alabama. According to Captain Thurmond of the Birmingham Police Department, video cameras designed to curtail crime in the area have been a success. Homicides, for example, are down 23% in the west precinct since cameras were installed as part of a $3 million initiative started toward the end of 2018. Now that the program has seen some success, it is likely to be expanded.

Take note. That means that you could be on camera when you least expect it.

Even though much of the country has relaxed its stance on marijuana, prosecutors in this state are still aggressively pursuing convictions for anybody caught buying or selling the drug. Given that Americans “vastly underestimate” the number of times they’re being recorded on cameras, that should concern anybody who still has to resort to illegal drug deals to keep their supply of cannabis coming.

According to a 2016 survey, the average American guesses that they are recorded on about four cameras a day. In reality, they may actually be recorded by around 400 different cameras during an ordinary day. While many of those cameras aren’t going to be checked by police, it’s wise to keep these things in mind.

Defending yourself against marijuana charges in this day and age can be difficult because of the social pressures coming down on the courts everywhere. If you’ve been charged with a drug crime, find out what can be done to help your situation.