Case Conclusion Date:January 1, 2003
Practice Area:Criminal Defense
Outcome:Hung Jury, then dismissal
Description:Client stopped at border crossing in a gravel truck, agents find two large duffle bags with 58 pounds of marijuana (total) under the bed in a chain compartment. Client denied all knowledge of the drugs, but speaks very little English and is very nervous. Arrested and charged with felony possession of marijuana. Tried the case to a jury, arguing that nothing proved he knew it was there.