P: 757-961-3311

F: 757-707-9422

1 Columbus Center, Ste. 600 Virginia Beach VA 23462

NOT GUILTY POSSESSION OF SCHEDULE I OR II SUBSTANCE AFTER TRIAL

Our client was facing a felony conviction and possible prison time after a bag with meth residue was found in a van he was driving. We successfully argued that although he admitted prior drug use, there was no proof that he was aware of the presence of the bag as required in a constructive possession case. The judge agreed with our analysis, and our client walked out of the courtroom with his charge totally dismissed.   

COMMONWEALTH V. G.B.

FELONY BENCH TRIAL

NOT GUILTY OF POSSESSION OF SCHEDULE I OR II AND POSSESSION FIREARM WITH DRUGS AFTER TRIAL

This was a high stakes trial with our client facing 5 years mandatory minimum prison time if convicted as charged. The prosecutor's office made no offers based on his prior record so the choice to go to trial was easy. We successfully argued that although our client acknowledged knowing a gun was in a car, he never exercised dominion and control over the gun as required in a constructive possession case. After a hard fought motion to suppress and trial, we eventually prevailed and our client was found not guilty of both firearms charges.  

COMMONWEALTH V. A.M.

FELONY BENCH TRIAL

NOT GUILTY POSSESSION SCHEDULE I OR II AFTER BENCH TRIAL

Our client was a passenger in a car where cocaine was found. The police testified that he was highly nervous and admitted to cocaine use the previous day. We successfully argued at trial that the prosecution could not prove that our client placed the cocaine in the car or knew it was there. Our client avoided possible prison time and a lifetime of being a convicted felon. 

COMMONWEALTH V. B.H.

FELONY BENCH TRIAL

NOT GUILTY TWO COUNTS POSSESSION FO SCHEDULE I OR II AFTER TRIAL

Drugs were found in a car driven by our client after an accident. We successfully argued at trial that the prosecution could not prove that our client was aware the drugs were in the car and all felony charges were dismissed. He walked away a free and happy man.  

COMMONWEALTH V. J.J.

FELONY BENCH TRIAL

POSSESSION SCHEDULE I OR II DROPPED BEFORE PRELIMINARY HEARING

 Our client was facing a felony conviction and jail time after heroin was recovered in a vehicle during a traffic stop. We discussed the case with the prosecutor and highlighted the facts that: there were several people in the car with drug histories, there was no proof of how long our client had been in the car, there was no evidence that our client had recently used, and the drugs were not readily visible. We were thrilled when the prosecutor tapped out allowing our client to walk away with a clean record.   

COMMONWEALTH V. J.F.

FELONY PRELIMINARY HEARING

POSSESSION SCHEDULE I OR II AND POSSESSION FIREARM BY VIOLENT FELON BOTH DROPPED

Our client was charged after a gun and molly were found in the vehicle he was driving.  The case was drawn out for almost a year, but we were thrilled when our persistence paid off and the prosecution conceded that they could not prove beyond a reasonable doubt that our client had placed the items in the car or knew they were present.  

COMMONWEALTH V. C.J.

FELONY BENCH TRIAL

POSSESSION SCHEDULE I OR II AND POSSESSION FIREARM WITH DRUGS BOTH DROPPED

Our client was charged with numerous felonies carrying mandatory minimum prison time after a gun and drugs were recovered during a traffic stop. We were fortunate to work with an experienced prosecutor who agreed with our analysis that the evidence didn't prove that our client knew any of the illegal items were in the car.  

COMMONWEALTH V. A.S.

FELONY PRELIMINARY 

HEARING