Misdemeanor and No Jail in Felony Gun Arrest

June 2022

Michael’s client was pulled over by LAPD officers at approximately 4:30a.m.  LAPD officers cited a lack of a front license plate as a basis for the traffic stop. According to the officers, they immediately noticed a strong odor or marijuana coming from the vehicle. After ordering our client and his passenger out of the vehicle, officers recovered a large amount of US Currency and two unregistered firearms concealed within the vehicle. Our client was arrested and charged with two felony counts of possession of a concealed weapon within a vehicle. Our client disputed the version of the officers claiming that the officers immediately ordered them out of the vehicle at gunpoint, never mentioned an odor of marijuana and searched the vehicle without consent.   The client was on probation at the time of the arrest on an unrelated criminal threat charge that involved a firearm. Prior to the preliminary hearing, Michael negotiated a misdemeanor disposition with no jail time and some community service.

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