Client Acquitted of Drug Felony Involving Sixty Grams of Crack Cocaine

The Houlon Berman client in this case was charged with possession with intent to distribute over 60 grams of crack cocaine but was acquitted of that charge by a jury after a three-day trial. The jury’s decision was largely a result of disbelief of the charging officer’s testimony concerning the basis for the stop and search of defendant’s vehicle. The search was found to be legal at a suppression hearing but an inconsistency in the officer’s testimony was demonstrated to the jury and the jurors unanimously voted for an acquittal on the felony charges.