Deferred Entry of Judgment
California Drug Case
Our client was on probation for commercial burglary from 2013. We represented
our client on his new/open case, which involved the police executing a
search warrant. The warrant stated that a confidential reliable informant
purchased methamphetamine from the defendant at defendant's residence.
During the search, the police recovered methamphetamine, over two dozen
empty baggies, a scale with residue on it, two firearms, our clients vehicle
that had a modified hidden compartment, $800. 00, three methamphetamine
pipes, a surveillance camera, Alprazolam (a controlled substance), concentrated
cannabis, Carisoprodal (a controlled substance). Due to prefiling work
(phone calls to the detective, DA, defendant, defendant's family,
submitting paperwork/documents),we avoided a possession for sales charge.
At the arraignment, although he was still charged with two felonies and
three misdemeanors, our defense attorney was able to reason with the DA
to give defendant deferred entry of judgment (DEJ). He will do a 3 month
drug program, and be on informal probation for 18 months. As long as our
client successfully completes the program, and stays out of trouble, the
case will be dismissed in 18 months.