STATE v. R.W.
Maximum Sentence: 364 days jail and a fine of $2,000.00
Synopsis: Client was at a local park with a friend when a police officer overheard a conversation where a comment was made by the client concerning the location of his "stash". Client was confronted by the police officer who demanded that he allow him to search his bag for drugs. During the search, cocaine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia were located.
Result: We believed we had excellent grounds for a motion to suppress evidence illegally obtained through an unlawful search and presented the issues to the DA for discussion. The DA agreed that the search may have been probematic and agreed to dismiss all the charges in return for a $600 fee and 25 hours of community service.