DUI & Criminal Division

A Port St. Lucie police officer pulled the defendant over for having his tag light out. While speaking with the driver, the officer observed what he recognized to be marijuana flakes on the front passenger seat. The flakes tested positive for marijuana so the officer arrested the defendant. After retaining The Ticket Clinic, the defendant explained to the firm’s attorney that the marijuana was not his, but must have belonged to an acquaintance that was seated in the passenger seat moments before the stop. The firm’s attorney set the case for trial after he was able to convince the acquaintance to testify as a defense witness and tell the truth that the marijuana was not the defendant’s. After negotiations with the State Attorney’s Office, the prosecutor agreed that if the defendant tested negative to an immediate drug test, the State would dismiss all charges. Subsequently, the defendant tested negative and all charges were dismissed.