Case Conclusion Date: 01.25.2013
Practice Area: Criminal defense
Outcome: Prosecution Withdrawn
Description: Client witnessed her boyfriend get shot. Cops force her into her car and take her to the station for a statement. After they put her in the car, the cop hands her her jacket. After she gets to the station, her boyfriend dies. She wants to go to hospital but cops make her go to speak with homicide detectives. When they get to the detectives, they make her walk through a metal detector and find a gun. The cops talk to her about the shooting and then get her to admit the gun was hers. The Judge ruled that the police did not have the right to force her to go with them. Therefore, the gun they found and the statement they took were not admissible Without that evidence, the government had no proof she committed any crimes.