Eight Court Appearances Leads to Suppression of Evidence and Dismissal
Possession of Child Pornography
I love search and seizure issues. The law is so intricate, vast and ever changing in this area. And my research skills, writing ability and persistence paid big dividends in this case. My client was charged with possessing child pornography and over an ounce of marijuana in Santa Clara County. The District Attorney was not budging in offering a non-registrable sex offense. And by the way, I was the second retained lawyer in this case. Fortunately, I spotted a search and seizure issue in this case and clung onto it like a rabid dog – because it was our only chance in defending this case. After about eight court appearances, we finally won our renewed motion to suppress evidence under Penal Code section 1538.5(i). The D.A.'s case was dismissed. My client was happy not to go to jail and register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.