Traffic Stop-Improper Handling. 3 Months of Probation
Client was pulled over while driving because the tint on his windows was too dark. During the traffic stop, police searched the vehicle. Client was charged with one count of Improper Handling of a Firearm in a Motor Vehicle, a second-degree misdemeanor; one count of Possession of Marijuana, a minor misdemeanor; one count of Illegal Tinted Glass, a minor misdemeanor; and one count of Failure to Display License Plates or Stickers, a minor misdemeanor. If Client had been convicted of the original charges, he could have been sentenced to up to 90 days in jail. Fortunately, Attorney Fogt managed to get the Improper Handling of a Firearm charge reduced to Disorderly Conduct, which is a misdemeanor of the fourth-degree instead of the second-degree. All other charges were completely dismissed. Client was only sentenced to three months of probation.
Practice area(s): Criminal Defense