Practice Area: Criminal defense
Outcome: Gun charges were dropped.
Description: A handgun charge against Los Angeles Clippers forward Chris Wilcox was dismissed Tuesday. The former Maryland star was arrested in June after police found a gun in his car during a traffic stop. The discovery probably would not have been admissible in court because Wilcox should have been allowed to leave the scene before the arrival of a canine unit that found the weapon, Howard County State's Attorney Tim McCrone said. The player's lawyer, Rebecca Nitkin, said Tuesday the gun was registered in North Carolina and Wilcox had begun carrying it because he was robbed at gunpoint a few years ago. "Clippers' Wilcox Has Charge Dismissed." AP Online. 2005. HighBeam Research. 3 Aug. 2009 <http://www.highbeam.com>.