Drug and Stun Gun Possession Charges Dismissed

Craig S. Powell, shareholder with Hart Powell, S.C., recently achieved a case dismissal for a client who was arrested after police found him in possession of marijuana and a stun gun. The arrest came after police approached Powell’s client, who was sitting legally in a parked vehicle, asked him to leave the car, and subsequently searched him. Powell moved to have the drug and weapon evidence suppressed, as police had no reasonable suspicion of criminal activity when they searched his client, and as such, the evidence was obtained via improper search and seizure. The case was dismissed on the grounds of illegal seizure.