Defendant Faced Felony Charges after Smoking Weed in Park; Arrested


An Officer observed a woman sitting in an open grassy area of a park separating pieces of marijuana. The Officer searched the Defendant and found marijuana rolling papers and Xanax pills. The Defendant could not prove that she possessed a prescription for the pills. The Officer arrested the Defendant and charged her with felony Possession of Xanax and Possession of Cannabis.

RESULT: The Defense entered into lengthy negotiations with the Prosecution over the details of the case. The Defense Attorney obtained copies of the Xanax prescriptions from the Client’s doctor for presentation to the State. The Defense made special arrangements for our Client to be referred into a Substance Abuse Offender Program; in an effort to defer Court sentencing. The Defense’s commitment to the case paid off. The State DROPPED all charges against the Client.

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