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No Charges in Drug Case

The Wisconsin State Patrol stopped our client for speeding.  During the course of the stop, the trooper located containers with a variety of prescription medications, marijuana and other drug paraphernalia in the vehicle.  At the conclusion of the investigation, our client was arrested on criminal charges for possession of an illegally obtained prescription, possession of THC, and possession of drug paraphernalia.  The trooper also cited the client for OWI, speeding, open intoxicants, and refusing to submit to a blood test.  The case was forwarded to the District Attorney's Office for review.  Attorney Verhoff spoke with prosecutors before charges were formally filed.  They agreed to only file the traffic citations, and to not pursue the criminal drug charges.  Chirafisi & Verhoff continued representing the client in the traffic matters and later brokered a deal in which the client agreed to be convicted of OWI, but the remaining citations were dismissed.  As part of the deal, the prosecution agreed not to require an ignition interlock device as part of any sentence, an unusual outcome when a refusal is involved.