Commonwealth v. J.A. - possession of marijuana - NOT GUILTY at trial
After a TRIAL in General District Court, the judge found Ms. Harris's client NOT GUILTY of possession of marijuana. Client's car was pulled over for illegal tint. After smelling the odor of marijuana, the officer pulled all occupants of the vehicle out and searched them, finding marijuana in one person's pocked, and in the center console. After mounting all technical defenses possible, the winning argument ultimately came down to constructive possession - the Commonwealth could not prove that the client exercised dominion and control over the marijuana in the center console.