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Boca Raton Defense Attorneys at Rossen Law Firm were able to negotiate a resolution to a minor misdemeanor of possession of drug paraphernalia that involved no jail, probation or driver’s license suspension. Jeff S. never had a mugshot taken and only had to pay $300 in court costs to close the case.
Jeff was concerned about what a Felony arrest would do to his life and reputation. Most importantly was avoiding the embarrassment of a mugshot and the possibility that his son would find it online. He did not want to face criminal prosecution for what was considered legal in other states. Due to the amount of marijuana and THC oil he had shipped, Jeff knew it was most likely an uphill battle. He was not keen on the possibility of probation and a six-month driver’s license suspension.
While on vacation in Colorado, Jeff decided to mail marijuana back to his friend’s home in Palm Beach County, Florida to help ease his chronic pain. While in transport, a police K-9 dog sniffed out the marijuana in the package and it was set aside for police investigation. The police visited Jeff’s friend and threatened to arrest him for the marijuana that Jeff had shipped. He called Jeff to have him straighten out the matter. Immediately following his conversation with the police, Jeff panicked and decided he needed help.
We first wanted to ensure that Jeff was not arrested. We called the officer and convinced him to send the case file to the State Attorney’s Office for a filing determination. Once the case reached the State Attorney’s Office, we were able to speak one on one with a prosecutor about Jeff’s case. We provided legal arguments as well as case law about confessions. It was important to stress the evidentiary loopholes the prosecution would face in this case. In order to use a confession as evidence, you must prove the identification of the confessor. The police had never spoken with Jeff before and therefore had no way to prove the voice they had spoken to over the phone was in fact Jeff. If the prosecution could not link a confession to Jeff, it would not be admissible and their case would fall apart.
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