Felony Sales/ Felony Cultivation of Marijuana

Matthew Atherton Sullivan

Practice Area:Criminal Defense

Outcome:All Felony charges dismissed, plea to misdemeanor, no jail, client allowed to possess medical marijuana pursuant to doctor's recommendation while on court probation

Description:Client arrested after search of house by 6 drug task force agents pursuant to search warrant. 82 marijuana plants and 4.9 pounds of dried marijuana seized. Client and 2 roommates had medical marijuana recommendations, but the amount in house far exceeded their recommendations. Client had also made incriminating statements during a lengthy interrogation related to sales and cultivation. After extensive negotiations, on morning of preliminary hearing, case resolved for a single misdemeanor charge, both felonies were dismissed, no jail time. If client successfully completes probation, this misdemeanor conviction will be set aside.