Sometimes an attorney can use all the facts to the client’s benefit, especially if the client has been or is being already punished for another crime.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 15, 2013
A Wallin & Klarich client, who was recently charged with being under the influence of a controlled substance, being in possession of methamphetamine, and being in possession of drug paraphernalia, was able to get all charges dismissed. The client was represented by experienced criminal defense attorney Daniel S. Moffatt, who helped convince the District Attorney to drop all charges against the client relating to drug possession, because the client was already being charged with another crime in a different county.
“Sometimes an attorney can use all the facts to the client’s benefit, especially if the client has been or is being already punished for another crime. The idea is to try and combine multiple cases and not add any additional punishment to accomplish the goal of getting the best possible result. Here, the client’s situation allowed me to get all of his charges dropped completely without the client even having to come back to court,” said Mr. Moffatt.
According to court record from Superior Court of California – County of Orange, the client was arrested and later charged with a felony for being in possession of methamphetamine under California Health and Safety Code section 11377(a), and a misdemeanor for being in possession of drug paraphernalia under California Health and Safety Code 11364. In addition, the client was charged for being under the influence of a controlled substance under California Health and Safety Code section 11550(a).
As a result of the charges, the client was facing a minimum of 90 days in jail and a maximum sentence of three years in prison. In addition, the client faced the possibility of having to register as a drug offender. During a similar time frame, the client had also been arrested for other felony charges in a different California county unrelated to the charges of being in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.
The client sought out the assistance of Mr. Moffatt, who is experienced in dealing with drug possession cases. Mr. Moffatt explained the client’s situation to the District Attorney, including the fact that the client was facing a separate felony charge in another county at a similar time. Mr. Moffatt was able to convince the District Attorney that all charges related to drug possession should be dismissed because the client was already facing a sentence in another county according to court record. Ultimately, the District Attorney agreed with Mr. Moffatt and the client had all charges relating to possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia dismissed. As a result, the client was not subject to any other punishment or jail time in addition to the other sentence imposed for his felony conviction in another county.
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