Michael A. Goldstein represented a client with a prior “strike” conviction. The client was arrested after officers recovered 18 grams of methamphetamine in multiple bags and $810 in cash. To make matters worse, our client wrote out a statement admitting to selling the methamphetamine in order to make extra money. The DA’s offer was 2 years on state prison before Michael was retained. Michael mounted an aggressive defense, conducted a thorough investigation and filed a motion challenging the search and seizure. On the day the motion was to be argued, the DA agreed to a probationary sentence notwithstanding the prior strike conviction.