Case #: 2016-CF-****
Our client was stopped for having a license plate frame surrounding his license plate. During the traffic stop the officer found cocaine and arrested our client. Due to our client's past, the offer from the State exceeded five years in prison. Our client declined the offer and we proceeded towards trial. Prior to trial we filed a motion to suppress the evidence found by the officer due to the illegal stop conducted. Florida law with regard to license plate frames had changed and the officer's stop was illegal, making any evidence found after inadmissible in court. Prior to the hearing on the motion to suppress evidence, the State dismissed all charges against our client.