Commonwealth v. S.B. - Possession of PCP and paraphernalia- REDUCED TO A MISDEMEANOR - NO JAIL TIME
On one of the most tragic days of his life, client was offered alcohol and was in the vicinity of drugs at the scene of his best friend's death. Some time later, he was stopped in a car where the occupants were seen smoking a "suspicious cigarette," the odor of PCP was present, and PCP was found in a compartment on the opposite side of the car. Client is a hard-working father of two, does not use drugs, and has no felonies on his record. The Commonwealth initially insisted on a plea to a felony, so Harris & Carmichael insisted on taking the matter to trial and filing a motion to suppress. However, right before the preliminary hearing, Mrs. Harris secured a misdemeanor plea offer, which client accepted. He pled to misdemeanor possession of marijuana, and avoided a felony on his record.