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Case Conclusion Date: 03.01.2016
Practice Area: Federal crime
Outcome: Dismissed All Charges
Description: Client faced federal criminal charges of Dumping a Vehicle on National Forest Service Lands under 36 CFR 2611E and Interfering with a Forest Service Officer under 36 CFR 2613A. Here, the U.S. Forest Service Officers discovered a discarded and "parted out" vehicle dumped on federal forest lands. The vehicle was owned by Client. The federal officers contacted Client and instructed him to leave the vehicle at the site while they continued investigations. Shortly afterward, however, the vehicle disappeared. Client was suspected of retrieving his vehicle against the explicit instructions of the federal officers. Immediately, Mr. Ransom conducted thorough investigations. The facts revealed the government had little to no evidence linking Client to the disappearance of his vehicle. And since the vehicle disappeared, so to did the evidence of unlawful dumping. Based on this, Mr. Ransom filed a motion to dismiss all charges on the basis of corpus delicti and lack of evidence. Filing the motions opened the door for negotiations with the Prosecutor. Consequently, Mr. Ransom successfully negotiated a dismissal of the federal criminal charges on the agreement that Client pay restitution for the law enforcement's time/energy and accepting a traffic infraction with a $100 fine. Client happily and readily accepted this resolution.