No Prison Sentence in Mandatory Minimum Drugs/Firearm Case

No Prison Sentence in Mandatory Minimum Drugs/Firearm Case

Our client (F.P.) was charged with possessing drugs with a firearm. This charge calls for a 36-month mandatory minimum prison sentence. Thankfully, we were able to convince the judge to grant a downward disposition departure and sentence him to probation rather than the prison term. He served no further jail time. See our Sentencing Memorandum…

The Charges:

Drug Possession With Firearm

The Outcome:

Probation

Felony Drug Case Avoids Conviction (2019)

Felony Drug Case Avoids Conviction (2019)

Our client, C.F., was charged with a felony drug offense. The search of his vehicle was questionable, and the prosecutor offered a stay of adjudication which did not result in a criminal conviction prior the contested hearing.

The Charges:

Felony Drug Offense

The Outcome:

No Conviction

First Degree Cocaine Charges Dismissed (2018)

(2018) First Degree Cocaine Charges Dismissed

Our client was charged with First Degree Possession of a Controlled Substance after police executed a search warrant at his home. The charges carried a presumptive prison commitment for 98 months. Police found our client in the basement of his home opening up a Fed Ex package filled with a large bag of cocaine. The…

The Charges:

First Degree Possession of a Controlled Substance

The Outcome:

Prosecutor Dismissed the Case

State v. YY

No Conviction on Second Degree Drug Case

Our client was charged with second degree drug possession. Due to various issues in the case, we were able to negotiate a resolution with a stay of adjudication, meaning our client did not have a conviction. A total win.

The Charges:

Second Degree Drug Possession

The Outcome:

No Conviction

Judge Revokes Plea Agreement and Stays Adjudication (2018)

Judge Revokes Plea Agreement and Stays Adjudication (2018)

A truly remarkable result … the first time Ryan has ever seen a Judge exhibit so much courage. Ryan’s client was charged with First Degree Sale of Cocaine, for selling a kilo to an undercover police officer. Ryan negotiated a very favorable plea agreement for his client, and the government agreed to stay imposition of…

The Charges:

First Degree Sale of Cocaine

The Outcome:

Stay Adjudication

Client's Third Degree Drug Charges Dismissed on Illegal Search (2018)

Client’s Third Degree Drug Charges Dismissed on Illegal Search (2018)

Client was charged with Third Degree Drug Possession. Ryan and Elizabeth reviewed the police reports and squad video transcripts and it was clear that the police officer illegally expanded the scope of the traffic stop by asking questions completely unrelated to the stop. Ryan’s cross-examination of the arresting officer showed that the officer’s justification for…

The Charges:

Third Degree Drug Charges

The Outcome:

Dismissed

USA v. L.G.

Federal Drug Case Sentencing Victory (2017)

Our client was charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine in federal court. The Guidelines sentence called for imprisonment of 188–235 months. The government requested 188 months. Mr. Garry argued for the mandatory minimum of 120 months. After sentencing arguments, the court agreed with Mr. Garry and pronounced a sentence of 120 months, saving…

The Charges:

Felony Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine

The Outcome:

Mandatory Minimum Sentence

Drug Investigation

Drug Investigation Results in No Charges (2017)

Client was arrested and later released for pending drug charges. Search problems in the case allowed Mr. Garry to speak with the government and eventually convince them to decline the case for charging. Client was not charged.

The Charges:

Pending Drug Charges

The Outcome:

No Charges

State v. R.L.L.

Felony Drug Case Dismissed (2017)

Our client was charged with Felony Drug Possession and Intent to Sell. We challenged whether the police officers had any legal reason to enter our client’s house and conduct an extensive search. The judge agreed with us and suppressed all evidence. Case dismissed. Click here to read the Court Order

The Charges:

Felony Drug Possession & Intent to Sell

The Outcome:

Case Dismissed

Pharmacist Drug Case Dismissed (2017)

Pharmacist Drug Case Dismissed (2017)

Ryan Garry represented a pharmacist who stole drugs from her employer. She was eventually caught and charged with a felony drug offense. After nearly a year of litigating the case, Ryan’s client resolved the matter with no conviction. Her record remains clean and she is back to work.

The Charges:

Felony Drug Offense

The Outcome:

Resolved with No Conviction