Client was stopped for a traffic infraction, when his vehicle failed to make a complete stop at the posted stop sign. After initiating a traffic stop, the officer noticed the distinct smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A request was then made, that he exit the vehicle, where the officer could engage in a conversation with him. During this conversation, it was admitted that by our client, that he had stuffed a plastic bag containing marijuana inside the driver seat of his vehicle. The officer requested to search the vehicle, where permission was granted, and the marijuana seized. Our client was placed under arrest for the Possession of Marijuana under 20 grams and transported to jail.
RESULT: After aggressive negotiation with the prosecutor, our client obtained a no conviction, with participation in a Substance Abuse Evaluation and minimal fines.