Felony Possession and Transportation of Heroin: Charges Dropped
The client was detained and booked for allegedly violating:
Health and Safety Code § 11350(a) – Possession of Heroin
Health and Safety Code § 11351 – Possession of Heroin for Sale
Health and Safety Code § 11352(a) – Transporting Heroin
Our client explained to law enforcement that he was merely borrowing the vehicle seized from a distant friend to drive from Calexico to Downey, California, to visit his mother. Our client was offered the car to borrow from this friend. After learning that there was heroin found in the vehicle he was using, the client became very upset, explaining to law enforcement that he had never had anything like this happen in his life.
It turned out that these distant friends offered to loan the vehicle to the client because they wanted to get the drugs over the border and let someone else take the heat for it. Mr. Griffin quickly showed the court the lack of evidence that proved the client had any relationship with the car lenders, that he had no knowledge of the hidden contents of the vehicle, and that the client was an innocent pawn in this heroin smuggling scheme.
Charges were subsequently dropped completely for the client who was able to move on from this successfully.