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California Drug Possession Reduced to a Misdemeanor for Arizona Man

Aug 30, 2018 by Brandy Benefield in Criminal Defense, Drug Charges

Years ago, an Arizona man found himself in some trouble when he was arrested, cited, and released for drug possession by law enforcement while visiting Fresno County. Unaware that a case had been filed against him, he returned to Arizona. Years after this run-in with the police, the man took part in a background check and discovered that he not only had a felony-level case filed against him, but there was also an outstanding warrant for his arrest. Knowing the penalties he faced if convicted (including a three-year prison sentence), he knew he needed the skilled legal counsel of a Fresno drug defense lawyer to help him with his case. This is what brought him to Michael McKneely, Criminal Defense Lawyer.

Wanting to avoid having the client disrupt his life to return to Fresno and fight these charges, attorney Michael McKneely negotiated to have the warrant recalled. In addition, he was able to get the client into a diversion program in Arizona (one that was acceptable and satisfied the California court), and have the charge reduced to a misdemeanor. Upon successful completion of his treatment, the case will be dismissed.

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