Miami Legend Trick Daddy Arrested for DUI and Cocaine Charges

Written by:Julian Stroleny PortraitJulian Stroleny

Rapper Trick Daddy was arrested early Saturday morning in Miami on DUI and cocaine possession charges. As detailed in the police report, the arresting officer responded to allegations of a driver running red lights and hitting signs in a Range Rover in south west Miami Dade around 3:20 a.m. As the officer approached the vehicle, he saw the driver was sleeping behind the wheel. The driver later identified himself as Maurice Samuel Young, Trick Daddy’s legal name. Mr. Young later informed the officer that earlier in the evening he was at a club in Miami Gardens.  According to the arrest affidavit, Young told the police officer he had about five drinks that evening and he was heading home after dropping someone off. The officer said Young had slurred speech, bloodshot, watery eyes and an odor of alcohol on his breath. A field sobriety test was conducted but Young could not successfully complete the test. While being processed at the Hammock District Station, police found cocaine stored in a dollar bill while Trick Daddy was placing his belongings in a plastic container. 

After being booked into Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center, Trick Daddy’s bond was set at $5,000 for the cocaine charge and $1,000 for the DUI charge.

If you or someone you know has been arrested for similar charges, call our office now to discuss your options. At Stroleny Law: Criminal Defense Attorney, our experienced Miami criminal defense attorney can protect your constitutional rights and help prevent wrongful convictions. Call (305) 615-1285 for a free phone consultation as soon as possible. 

Potential Penalties for Cocaine Possession and DUI Charges

Of the two charges, the most serious is the cocaine possession because it is categorized as a felony. Small amounts of cocaine are considered third degree felonies in Florida and can be punished by up to five years in prison. 

A first time DUI charge without injuries in Florida is a misdemeanor. If the defendant’s blood alcohol is under .15, the potential term of imprisonment is capped at six months. In the event the blood alcohol is .15 or above, the potential term of imprisonment increases to nine months.

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Criminal charges are no laughing matter. When your freedom is being threatened, you need an effective Miami criminal defense lawyer on your side. Our criminal lawyer at Stroleny Law: Criminal Defense Attorney can help protect your legal rights and present your best possible defense. Call (305) 615-1285 or contact us online for a free phone consultation as soon as possible. 

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