October 2012. Client is Charged with HS 11359 Possession of Marijuana for Sale. Case Dismissed.
This is the story about Randolph who was falsely accused of possessing Marijuana for sale. When Randolph and I first met, he explained to me that all of the things that the officers had found were not possessed for purposes of selling Marijuana. We conducted a brief investigation and determined that our client was truthful.
With that said, we took on the case. We made several appearances and conducted intense investigation into the police practices, evidence seized and obtained documentary evidence consistent with our client telling the truth.
Our client was offered 32 months in State Prison. We rejected that offer.
We announced ready for the Preliminary Hearing and before we even started the hearing, the District Attorney realized that they had a weak case and dismissed the charges against our client.
What do we learn from a case like this? An officer can arrest an individual based on probable cause. The filing deputy at the District Attorney’s Office can file a Complaint against a Defendant on the theory that there is sufficient evidence to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt.
However, with a confident well-prepared attorney, cases can be dismissed. We have included a minute order showing the results of our work and the dismissal.
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