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NOT GUILTY POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA AFTER TRIAL

The police stopped our client as he was pulling out of a driveway and discovered a bag of marijuana. We successfully argued that the police violated our client's 4th Amendment rights by detaining him without any reasonable suspicion of criminal activity. The marijuana evidence was suppressed and our client walked away with a clean record. 

COMMONWEALTH V. S.W.

MISDEMEANOR BENCH TRIAL

PWID MARIJUANA REDUCED TO SIMPLE POSSESSION

Our client was charged after several small bags of marijuana were discovered during a traffic stop. We established that the quantity and manner of packaging was completely consistent with him having recently purchased it for personal use. Instead of being a convicted felon, he walked away with a minor misdemeanor.  

COMMONWEALTH V. L.B.

FELONY PRELIMINARY HEARING

NOT GUILTY POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA AFTER TRIAL

Marijuana was found in a car that our client was driving during a traffic stop. The officer failed to give our client a form advising him of his right to a full chemical analysis. The judge sustained our objection to testimony concerning the field test and the charge was dismissed.  

COMMONWEALTH V. M.J.

MISDEMEANOR BENCH TRIAL

PWID MARIJUANA DROPPED PRIOR TO PRELIMINARY HEARING

Our client was charged after almost two ounces of marijuana was found in a vehicle during a traffic stop. Our client was smart enough to exercise his right to remain silent and called us. We rejected a plea offer that would have included jail time and scheduled the case for a hearing. On the day of court, the prosecution conceded that they could not prove constructive possession of the marijuana, and the charge was dropped.   

COMMONWEALTH V. D.G.

FELONY PRELIMINARY HEARING

NOT GUILTY POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA AND OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE AFTER TRIAL

A simple traffic stop turned into a much bigger problem when the officer found marijuana and testified that our client was uncooperative during the arrest. We took all of the charges to trial. We used case law to successfully argue that the lack of cooperation did not rise to the level of criminal obstruction. We beat the marijuana charge on a technical argument using VA Code 19.2-188.1 and 187.1. The cherry on top was that the reckless driving was reduced to regular speeding with a small fine.  

COMMONWEALTH V. A.R.

MISDEMEANOR BENCH TRIAL