Officers initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle with an inoperable headlight. The police immediately smelled marijuana coming from inside the automobile. Both the driver and passenger were handcuffed for a search of the vehicle prior to arrest. Officers located 10 grams of marijuana and a lot of paraphernalia: rolling papers, metal grinder, metal scissors and smoking pipes behind the driver’s seat. Officers arrested the driver and charged him with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
RESULT: The defense immediately entered into heated negotiations on behalf of the client. The attorney arranged for our client to participate in a diversion program in lieu of moving forward with criminal charges. Thanks to the diligence of the defense, the State DROPPED all of the charges.