Possession of Methamphetamine
Ronald allowed a friend to sleep on his couch for a week. Unbeknownst to Ronald, his friend had a drug history. And, his friend had waived his Fourth Amendment rights as a condition of probation. Police followed Ronald's friend to the house, demanding entrance. When Ronald protested, police told Ronald that he had no choice but to allow them to enter (owing to the friend's Fourth Amendment waiver). They came in and found methamphetamine in the living room. Both Ronald and the friend were charged with possessing the methamphetamine. Ronald was appointed a public defender and waited for over two years for a court date. Then he called us. We filed a motion to suppress the entry and search of Ronald's home. Based on our motion, the prosecution agreed the search had been unlawful and Ronald's case was dismissed.