State v. JC
Charges: Possession of Narcotic Drugs, Class 4 felony
Date: October 28, 2014
Outcome: REDUCED to Solicitation to Commit Possession of Narcotic Drugs, a Class 1 misdemeanor
Client JC was stopped in his apartment complex by a security officer. The security officer alleged that JC was “suspicious” and asked to search his person. JC initially refused the search, but then complied and was handcuffed and search by the security officer. JC was found to be in possession of cocaine. Officers were called and JC was arrested for Possession of Narcotic Drugs, a class 4 felony.
Through extensive knowledge of the law, Ms. Castillo alerted the State to significant legal issues in their case. The State agreed to reduce the charge to a Class 1 misdemeanor and JC avoided jail time and a felony conviction which would have resulted in JC being deported.
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