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State of Vermont v. Frederic Dumouchel

Case Conclusion Date: 01.01.2003

Practice Area: Criminal defense

Outcome: Hung Jury, then dismissal

Description: Client stopped at border crossing in a gravel truck, agents find two large duffle bags with 58 pounds of marijuana (total) under the bed in a chain compartment. Client denied all knowledge of the drugs, but speaks very little English and is very nervous. Arrested and charged with felony possession of marijuana. Tried the case to a jury, arguing that nothing proved he knew it was there.

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