Case #: 21-XXXXXX10A: Carrying a concealed firearm w/multiple drug felonies
Our client was pulled over after Sheriff Deputies identified her vehicle as one reported to have been involved in a shootout on I-95 and for having a fraudulently attached license plate registered to a vehicle of a different make and model. After being stopped by law enforcement, our client spontaneously exited her vehicle, which was riddled with bullet holes, inadvertently allowing deputies to observe a loaded .380 Smith & Wesson revolver partially concealed under the driver's seat. The deputies on scene discovered that she had out of county warrants, detained her, and searched the vehicle for other contraband. During this search, deputies discovered Xanax, Amphetamine, and almost a pound of marijuana. Our client was arrested for 4 separate felony charges: Carrying a Concealed Firearm, Possession of Amphetamine, Possession of Alprazolam (Xanax), and Possession of Marijuana over 20 grams. Each of these counts carried a maximum penalty of 5 years in prison, for a grand total of 20 years. The Ticket Clinic attorney immediately began to attack these charges, arguing that the State was unable to adequately connect her to the gun or the marijuana and that they could not prove that the Xanax or Amphetamine were obtained without a valid prescription. As a result of our efforts, within two months of her arraignment, the State was forced to drop all charges against our client.