"some other options"
1. An ID was stolen and the person charged apprehended was someone else but gave info relating to the stolen ID; officer identifies ID owner as not the person cited.
2. M.J. was not canabis, but oregano; analysis shows that there to have been an improper charge.
3. The "less than one ounce" was a nanogram and not a usable quantity.
4. The "less than one ounce" was all sticks and seeds.
5. There was no probable cause to contact or detain sufficient for the evidence to be suppressed.
6. Was there a valid medical M.J. document issued by an authorized doc?
There are many more of the "some other options" which depends upon the facts.
Cost will also depend on the facts. Is an expert needed? What tests were performed on the contraband? etc. etc. etc.
Spend a thousand or so and make your best fight.
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