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MARIJUANA CHARGES DROPPED BEFORE MOTION TO SUPPRESS HEARING

Drugs and Narcotics


Case:
State v. B.L.; 2007-MM-5579(St Lucie County)

Charges:
Illegal Possession of Marijuana


Arresting
Agency:
St. Lucie County Sheriffs Office
   
Defense:
Our client was pulled over for having dark tinted windows. After writing him a ticket, the officer in the case asked if our client minded if he searched his vehicle. Our client said "yes I mind, I have to get to work". At this point, the deputyr became agitated and said he was going to call in a K-9 unit to sniff around the vehicle. The St. Lucie County deputy proceeded to ask my client again if he could search his vehicle. Our client responded with "whatever". Marijuana was found inside the vehicle and our client was arrested. The defense filed a motion to suppress and argued that our client's "consent" was nothing more than an acquiescence to authority. Florida law has consistently held that when an individual acquiesces to a police officer's authority such acquiescence is insufficient to show voluntary consent.


Result:
Charges dropped in open court minutes before the suppression hearing.

 

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