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Possession of Marijuana Charge Not Pursued

Our client was a young pharmacy technician who got pulled over late one night in Roanoke County because he didn’t use his turn signal to make a right-hand turn. The officer who pulled our client over said she smelled the odor of marijuana and found a green leafy substance in our client’s car.

The young man was charged with possession of marijuana, a Class One misdemeanor. If convicted, he faced possible jail time, a fine of up to $500, and a driver’s license suspension. He wanted to avoid that outcome if possible, and called the Roanoke criminal defense lawyers at Copenhaver, Ellett & Derrico for help with his possession of marijuana case.

We reviewed the facts and evidence in his case, and decided to challenge the stop that resulted in our client’s possession of marijuana arrest. The case was resolved nolle prosequi, which means the prosecutor decided not to pursue the case, and effectively the charge was dismissed.

Case results depend upon a variety of factors unique to each case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any future case.