Verifiable Case Result

State convinced not to file formal charges

State v. R.F.; Case No. 2007-CF-4954(St Lucie County)

Arresting Agency: St. Lucie County Sheriffs Office

Case Summary: “Our client was charged with running from the police (on a bicycle) and ditching a baggie of marijuana during the chase. The police never found any marijuana and really had no good reason to chase him in the first place. The defense went about constructing legal arguments with respect to the illegal actions of the police that night. We then presented our Constitutional arguments to the prosecutor who was go to be making the charging decision.”

Result: “State elected not to file formal charges.”


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