Officers allegedly saw our client park in the middle of the night in a neighborhood where there had been recent burglaries. The officers seized our client while exiting a parked vehicle. The officers claimed to smell the odor of cannabis and said they saw drugs in plain view. Officers allegedly searched and seized trafficking amounts of MDMA (ecstasy), Cocaine, Cannabis and paraphernalia from the vehicle. After Miranda warnings, the client allegedly admitted an intent to sell the drugs, except that the cannabis was for personal use. Longwell Lawyers challenged the validity of the initial seizure of our client and filed motions seeking a Speedy Trial and Discovery Sanctions.
Result: The Trafficking charge was dropped. The client entered a plea to the remainder of the lesser charges, but was not adjudicated guilty (no conviction was entered of record), and there was no jail/prison.