C. M. November, 2015
Charge: Possession of Cocaine with the Intent to Manufacture/Sell/Deliver
Original offer: 3 years in jail
Strategy: In this case we set out to show the State two things; they could not show any intention to sell and there was no evidence connecting the cocaine directly to C. M. After C. M. submitted to voluntary drug testing while the case was pending and we showed that there was no reason to believe that C. M. was using or selling drugs, we were able to convince the State to retire the case against C. M.
Outcome: Three days before trial the State agreed to retire the case.