Houlon Berman’s client was charged on February 2011 with possession of crack cocaine. He was seen leaving a motel room by undercover officers watching the motel. The officers claimed that when they approached the client, he consented to being searched and the drugs were found. Houlon Berman attorney, Richard Finci, was able to prove that the officers first blocked in the defendant’s vehicle and only then did they obtain his consent making that consent invalid under the 4th Amendment. The Court accepted the proof and argument offered by Houlon Berman’s attorney and suppressed the evidence of the drugs seized from the client and, thereafter, the United States attorney dismissed the charges.
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