Client charged in Somerset County with a Graves Act crime, which has a mandatory prison charge for having a handgun while selling drugs. Client was arrested for another drug offense while on Pretrial Release. Got client released a second time on both cases.
Showed the prosecutor problems with the informant, including locating police reports from the day of the search.
Convinced prosecutor to seek a Graves Act waiver from the Assignment Judge. Presented the sentencing judge with reasons to reject the prosecutor’s offer of 364 days in jail.
Client received 3 years probation and no jail.