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Recent Posts in Marijuana Category

November 7, 2012

Possession of Marijuana Charges Completely Dismissed

12-CM-015529 – Hillsborough County – October 2012 (Possession of Marijuana case)

Defendant, a passenger in a vehicle, was charged with Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Paraphernalia after Tampa police officers observed the vehicle he was traveling in make an illegal turn in an abandoned home site.   In court, Stephen Higgins presented argument to the state attorney office regarding an illegal stop of the vehicle based on the officer’s hunch, constructive possession of the marijuana as well as the location the marijuana was found and got the charges dismissed.…

July 11, 2012

DUI Reduced to Reckless Driving & No conviction on Possession of Marijuana Charges

May 2012 – CTC113452WFCANC – Pinellas County

Defendant was stopped by Clearwater Police Department for flashing her lights and having dark tint. Officer’s noticed an odor of alcohol, bloodshot eyes and slurred speech. They asked her to perform field sobriety exercises and she agreed. At the conclusion of the exercises, she was arrested and provided breath samples of .000 and .000. Officers also searched her car and found marijuana. Facing charges of DUI and Possession of Marijuana, Stephen Higgins strategized a defense regarding the stop of defendant’s vehicle, the lack of physical evidence and her good performance on video and got the DUI reduced to Reckless Driving and no conviction on the Possession of Marijuana.…

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