Edelstein & Payne Case Results

Felony Marijuana Charges resolved with Misdemeanor

October 2018

Two felony marijuana charges were resolved with a misdemeanor plea to possession of over half an ounce of marijuana, a Class 1 misdemeanor under North Carolina law.  Six Ounces of marijuana and over $1000 in cash was discovered during a search after a traffic stop. After we unsuccessfully attempted to negotiate a misdemeanor, the client was indicted and the case sent to Superior Court. Our team filed a motion to suppress evidence discovered after the stop, on the basis that the stop was not supported by a reasonable suspicion that the client had committed a traffic violation, and that both the stop and the search were a violation of client's (black male) right to equal protection under the law. After a closer review of the case and evidence based on the issues raised in our motion to suppress, the District Attorney offered a favorable misdemeanor plea. 

Practice area(s): Criminal Defense

Court: Wake County Superior Court

Sean Cecil

Sean is an experienced advocate dedicated to justice for all people. He believes that individual human rights outweigh the freedom to make an easy dollar.

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