We were able to persuade a Judge at the Bridgeview Courthouse that there was no probable cause to charge our client with Possession of a Controlled Substance. Our client, who has a criminal record, was facing mandatory jail time if he had been convicted of the drug charges. The police officer testified that he pulled over our clients vehicle for a minor traffic violation. The officer claimed that he suspected that our client had been using drugs so he pulled our client out of the car and searched him and the vehicle. He eventually found a couple of small packets of cocaine in the rear seat area of the vehicle. The officer was unable to specifically testify as to what led him to believe that our client had been using drugs and was forced to admit on the stand that the vehicle our client was driving was not registered to him. As a result, the judge found that the state lacked sufficient probable cause to charge our client with a crime and the drug charges were dismissed.
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