San Diego criminal defense attorney Jessica McElfresh was recently contacted by a client in his 60s arrested and charged with felony possession of marijuana for sale and felony transportation of marijuana. While driving in San Onofre our client was pulled over by the California Highway Patrol for a traffic stop. The officer’s dash camera recorded the entire event as the officer coerced our client to consent to a search of his vehicle. Although our client was a qualified medical marijuana patient with documentation he was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana for sale and felony transportation of marijuana.
Our client had previous felony convictions and faced a 15 year prison sentence if convicted of these charges which at his age would place him in jail for almost the rest of his life. Jessica McElfresh worked for over a year to defend our client against these charges showing the dash camera video as evidence to the prosecuting attorney that our client had been coerced into a confession and evidence against our client was obtained by a forced search and seizure. San Diego criminal attorney Jessica McElfresh successfully negotiated the charges against our client be reduced to avoid incarceration and our client was released on a one-year work-furlough probation.
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