Gainesville Police Department officers made contact with the defendant relating to a pending narcotics charge. During that contact, the defendant stated there was cannabis located at his residence. Once at the residence, the defendant consented to a search, which revealed approximately two pounds of cannabis in the defendant’s bedroom. The defendant was arrested and after being read his Miranda rights, freely admitted that the cannabis was his. The defendant cooperated fully with police officers in their effort to capture other drug dealers in the area in exchange for having charges against him dropped.
After retaining Meldon Law, we were able to enroll the defendant in a pre-trial intervention agreement. This agreement set forth specific requirements that the defendant would need to complete in exchange for a delay in prosecution. The defendant successfully completed all of the requirements and the State Attorney’s office decided to drop the charges against the defendant. This record is now eligible to be expunged if the defendant so desires.