The defendant had been a passenger inside a vehicle suspected of DUI. The police searched the vehicle and found marijuana. The driver claimed the drugs belonged to the defendant. The passenger admitted to police that the marijuana did belong to him. Officers arrested the defendant and charged him with possession of < 20 grams of marijuana.
RESULT: The defense entered into heated negotiations on behalf of the client. The attorney arranged for the client to participate in a diversion program versus moving forward with prosecution. The defense prevailed with the State DROPPING all of the charges.