Practice Area:Criminal Defense
Outcome:Dismissed + Time Served
Description:The client, a Tarzana resident and gun owner, was arrested after Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a call of a publicly intoxicated person at the North Hollywood Orange Line bus terminal. The Deputies found prepackaged Xanax pills on his person and cell phone text messages that allegedly indicated an attempt to sell these pills. The City Attorney in Van Nuys agreed to drop the charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance without a Prescription in exchange for a plea of No Contest to Public Intoxication. Not only did the client receive time served with no requirement of community service or Narcotics Anonymous, but his right to possess firearms was saved as well.