NO INFORMATION NOTICE FILED/ALL CHARGES DROPPED – 9/2/2021
Orange County, FL
Client was a passenger in a car that was stopped in a “High Crime Area” for various traffic infractions. After smelling marijuana, law enforcement removed our client and the driver from the vehicle and questioned them as the car was searched. Our client admitted to having recently smoked marijuana in the car and the officers’ search revealed a bag with more than 66 grams of marijuana in it, along with a firearm, and our client’s ID. Client was immediately arrested for several felony charges. Board Certified Criminal Trial Expert Benjamin Jones successfully challenged the legality of the search, along with what conclusions a court is legally allowed to draw when a person’s ID is found in a bag containing contraband. Eventually, by presenting strong caselaw to the prosecution, Longwell Lawyers was able to convince prosecutors to close their case without ever formally filing charges against our client.