Possession of Marijuana Charge Dropped | Shyler Engel, PLLC

June 5, 2016
A Shyler Engel, PLLC client decided to smoke marijuana in his car in a public park after the park had closed. Our client had not yet been certified by a physician for the medical use of marijuana. Our client was stopped by an officer who had spotted him in the park and waited for him to leave before initiating a stop. A host of legal issues including were created by this incident. We filed motions to dismiss based on violation of 4th amendment rights and medical marijuana issues going forward. The prosecutor was kind enough to permit our client to plead guilty to improper transportation of marijuana in exchange for dismissing the marijuana possession. Then, we secured an agreement to have the improper transportation charged dismissed after a short term of probation. During sentencing, Shyler Engel was able to convince the judge to have our client only pay fines and costs and avoid reporting and testing probation completely. The improper transportation charge will be dismissed in 3 months. Accordingly, the total consequence to our client was a fine and staying out of trouble for 3 months. No conviction. No probation. No testing.