Our client was pulled over when an officer, in a marked uniform patrol, observed that the driver’s tag light was not functioning. The driver was given a verbal warning for the tag light, and two tickets for not carrying a Florida driver license and for no proof of insurance. When the officer returned the documents to our client, he requested if he could check inside the vehicle for contraband, where a verbal “go ahead” was given. During the search the officer discovered a clear plastic bag containing a leafy substance and a glass pipe behind the passenger seat. Our client admitted that the items were his and that they were on his person, that he placed the items under the passenger seat, when the officer pulled up behind him. Our client was then arrested for possession of marijuana under 20 grams and the possession of narcotic equipment.
RESULT: After diligent negotiation with State Attorney, our client received a NO CONVICTION!