SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW, DREAMS COME TRUE AND SUPPRESSION MOTIONS ARE GRANTED

Melanie Nell Roe

Practice Area:Criminal Defense

Outcome:CASE DISMISSED

Description:Attorney Roe represented a young Native American Indian named Rainbow. Rainbow was charged with possessing various drugs seized by undercover agents at the COACHELLA '04. At the hearing of the motion to suppress, the government produced 4-5 law enforcement officers from all over California who had pulled over-time while working the festival. None of them could articulate the requisite level of suspicion necessary to make probable cause. The court granted Attorney Roe's motion, suppressed the evidence, and dismissed the case. So impressed with Ms. Roe's work, Rainbow's father, a tribal elder for a Native American Indian tribe in Northern California, affectionately named Ms. Roe: "Lead Mare".

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