Drug Charges Dismissed
By: James G. Dimeas | Apr 28, 2013 | Recent Victories |
Effective cross examination resulted in a finding of no probable cause at a Preliminary Hearing and the case was dismissed. I appeared with my client for his Preliminary Hearing at the Cook County Courthouse at Belmont and Western. My client was originally charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver. The police arrested our client after he fit a description of a person who was shooting a gun. The police then conducted a search of our client’s alleged residence and found, in a shoe box, more than 40 grams of marijuana, baggies, scales and our client’s ID’s. I was able to show at the Preliminary Hearing that the room in which the police recovered their evidence was not his room. He had a lease and the unit the police entered was not his. The court found no probable cause at the Preliminary Hearing and the Possession With Intent to Deliver Charges were dismissed. Our client was filled with joy knowing that he walked into Court facing serious felony charges and walked out a free man.