Verifiable Case Result

Marijuana charges dropped after filing motion to suppress

State v. C.W.; 2005-MM-775(St Lucie County)

Arresting Agency: Florida Highway Patrol

Case Summary: “Our client was pulled over by a Florida Highway Patrolman in St. Lucie County. After issuing our client a speeding ticket, the trooper noticed some loose tobacco crumbs on our client’s lap. The trooper requested that our client consent to a search, to which he responded, “I have a dentist appointment at two o’clock”. The trooper continued to insist that he be given consent to search the client’s vehicle, to which our client finally said “go ahead”. You guessed it, marijuana and drug paraphernalia were recovered by the trooper and our client was placed under arrest. The defense filed a motion to suppress arguing that the consent was involuntary.”

Result: “All Charges Dropped.”


Brian Mallonee is a Criminal Defense Lawyer Serving St Lucie, Indian River, Martin, and Okeechobee Counties