Attorney Sean Hessler represented a 35-year-old man accused of dealing methamphetamines from his residence, a charge with a possible ten to 30-year prison sentence. The police executed a search warrant on the residence based on a confidential informant’s information. Three people lived at the residence, two people besides Hessler’s client. Law enforcement recovered firearms and a small amount of meth in a common area.
When Attorney Hessler investigated the case against his client, he found inconsistencies between the tip from the confidential informant, the actual investigation, and the warrant application. The police did not follow standard procedure and there were falsehoods within the search warrant.
Hessler confronted the prosecution, who admitted the search was conducted illegally with an improper search warrant. The case was successfully dismissed.
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