Suppression Motion Granted On Day 1 Of Trial — Case Dismisssed
November 18, 2013 — Suppression Motion Granted — Case Dismissed
Our client’s motion to suppress evidence was granted today in the LAX courthouse. The client was charged with possession of a concealed weapon (Pen. Code Section 21310). Settlement discussions had not proved fruitful and the matter was proceeding to trial. The client testified during this suppression motion (which is unusual) and the Court found that the client’s testimony was as credible as that of the officers, and therefore the Prosecution had not met its burden of proof. The matter was dismissed.
And a nice touch was when the Court ordered the Police Department to return the knife at issue. It’s good to see a job done to its finish.