Last Sunday afternoon, Indio Downey, 20, son of actor Robert Downey Jr., was arrested by West Hollywood Sheriff Deputies after they saw Downey smoking cocaine in a vehicle. Deputies allege that they saw Downey using a pipe in a vehicle which prompted the deputies to stop the vehicle and search for any illegal drugs.
After a brief investigation of the stopped vehicle, Downey was arrested on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance as well as possessing drug paraphernalia. The person driving the car, along with the third passenger, were both released and allowed to walk. Downey was booked into the Los Angeles County Jail and posted bail for $10,250 and was released a few hours later.
This arrest wasn't too shocking considering the fact that Robert Downing Jr. has also been arrested for drug-related crimes in the 1990s before his big break in the acting world. If you or a friend has been arrested for a drug crime in Los Angeles, then you may not get off so easy. Drug crimes can lead to severe penalties including drug abuse education programs, probation, jail time and steep fines.
Get a former prosecutor and aggressive trial lawyer on your side today so you can avoid a drug crime conviction. He has extensive experience in both state and federal courts. Contact Robert M. Bernstein's to help you build a winning defense strategy in court.