STATE v. S.H.
Maximum Sentence: 5 years prison, $5,000.00 fine
Mandatory Minimum Sentence: none
Synopsis: Client had setup a vending station outside the Merrill Auditorium in Portland while a concert was taking place.
Result: Client was admitted to an in-patient substance abuse treatment facility where he spent nearly 18 months in intensive rehab. As a result of his efforts and the efforts of his attorney (me), the DA agreed to dismiss the felony trafficking charge and placed him on deferred disposition on the drug possession charge for 6 months. As long as the client stayed drug and alcohol free during that time period, the possession charge would be dismissed and the client would end up with an unblemished criminal history.