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Drug arrests always dismissed?

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Dscn1049_max50

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Posted about 7 years ago

 

I need an expierenced officers' opinion. Every time someone is charged with a misdemeaner drug posession or paraphernalia posession our municipal court dismisses it if they plead not guilty. Does anyone have any ideas as to make these charges stick?

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

Have you tried meeting with the prosecutor about this? Maybe he doesn't like the way the summons is worded, or how the report is phrased. If this doesn't work, either file everything in circuit court or make an "anonymous" phone call to an investigative reporter. That ought to stir things up. Here in Mo. the burden rides on the prosecutor, so try the mediation first, and maybe butter him up some. Could just be a miscommunicaiton.

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Jack is 100% right. Talk with the prosecutor and see what the reasoning is. He may have a legit reason why this is being done, or maybe he doesn't. Either way, you get to explain that you want your cases prosecuted.

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I would suggest not bugging the prosecutor for every case. The judges and prosecutors know that they can't put everyone in jail due to lack of space. If you feel strongly about a certain case then you should let them know not to just drop it. Here in Chicago felony narcotics get dropped unless you got a buyer and a seller arrested. Good luck!

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Too many drugs and not enough jail space.

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CPD18578: Here the public raises cain about drugs and the DA sees that.

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