Young Professional’s Marijuana Charges Dismissed
A young professional in his mid-20s was recently charged in Allegheny County with possession of a small amount of marijuana – an ungraded misdemeanor in the Commonwealth. At the time of the alleged offense, he was a passenger in his girlfriend’s car when the Mt. Oliver police pulled the vehicle over for a traffic stop. The officer noted the smell of marijuana, and the young man handed the officer a bag containing approximately one ounce of marijuana and a separate bag containing eight (8) grams of hashish.
As someone just embarking on his career in the IT world, the man was extremely worried about how this would impact his future. After speaking with Pittsburgh criminal attorney Samir Sarna, he hired Worgul, Sarna & Ness, Criminal Defense Attorneys, LLC to handle his case and fight the charges he faced. Samir attended one court date on the client’s behalf. After discussing the validity of the initial traffic stop, Samir was able to convince the officer and the assistant district attorney to dismiss the charges due to a suppression issue that would have likely led to a dismissal of charges at the Common Pleas level.
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