Major Victory! 82 grams of methamphetamine
Criminal Defense Lawyer, Lynne Torgerson, her client was charged with 1st degree possession of 82 grams of methamphetamine. He/she had a lengthy criminal history, with criminal history points of 6 or more. A conviction for same would thusly result in a very lengthy prison sentence. A lengthy contested omnibus hearing was litigated, with several witnesses, about 10, testifying. A squad video was also introduced as evidence, which shows the initial encounter of the vehicle containing 4 occupants, the stop seizure, the searching of the car, the arrests, the seizure of the container containing 82 grams of methamphetamine. Ms. Torgerson raised issues of probable cause for the charge, and, Fourth Amendment suppression issues. The Court took the matter under advisement. The Court then issued an opinion dismissing the 1st degree controlled substance crime charge on the grounds that the State had failed to establish probable cause to believe Ms. Torgerson’s client possessed the methamphetamine. This result has removed the threat of many years in prison for her client.