Felony Methamphetamine Charge Dismissed in Rock County
Our client was stopped for a traffic violation in Rock County, which resulted in his arrest for drug possession. Prosecutors charged him with felony possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. A professional businessman with a successful career and family, the client was understandably concerned. As the preliminary hearing approached, Attorney Verhoff attempted to convince the prosecutor that the pills suspected to be methamphetamine were not, despite a presumptive positive test result. Due to witness unavailability, the preliminary hearing had to be adjourned multiple times. Attorney Verhoff used this to the client's advantage and continued to press the issue regarding the felony charge. Ultimately, the prosecutor agreed to dismiss the felony charge. But there was still more work to be done. As an out -of-state resident, any sentence imposed on a misdemeanor conviction would lead to complications for the client. Transfer of probation was a poor option, and one that was not guaranteed. Jail time would cost the client his job. Through a series of efforts, our attorney was able to secure a resolution that worked for the client. He agreed to be convicted of a simple possession of marijuana and pay a small fine.