Felony Possession of Drugs – A Finding of Factual Innocence

Justin B. was charged with felony possession of cocaine. The case arose from a set of unusual circumstances when police believed that Justin was the victim of a crime. After conducting a welfare check at his home, police discovered cocaine in Justin’s dining room.

After cross-examination of the investigating officer at the preliminary hearing, Mr. Sterling persuaded the court to dismiss all charges based on insufficient evidence.

Mr. Sterling subsequently filed a motion for a finding of factual innocence on Justin’s behalf. In a second hearing on the issue of actual innocence the court issued a written opinion finding Justin factually innocent. The court then ordered for the sealing and destruction of the arrest record in our client’s case.