Manufacture Felonies dropped to Misdemeanors | Shyler Engel, PLLC

November 15, 2014
A Shyler Engel, PLLC client was recently raided by a local drug task force. A large marijuana grow was discovered in the industrial park location with far too many plants to easily qualify for medical marijuana protections. Also discovered by the police were prescription drugs that the client simply had no legal right to possess. The client is a habitual offender and was charged with enhanced felonies and faced up to eight years in prison. Realistically the client’s sentencing guidelines indicated that he would likely be sentenced to jail for at least 6 months, and maybe even get prison time. However, arguable search and seizure issues became apparent during the course of this firm’s investigation of the incident. Making the prosecutor aware of these issues, Shyler Engel was able to secure a plea to only misdemeanors. Then, with a generous sentencing recommendation from the prosecutor, our client was sentenced to only non-testing, non-reporting probation for one year, and fines and costs. To this client, this was a stellar consequence-free result.