Our client, then 16 years old, was at a “rave” at Citifield when he was approached by a plainclothes officer who claims he observed our client in possession of MDMA also known as ecstasy and LSD. Our client fled. The officer recovered the drugs and our client’s wallet with his real identification and fake identification showing he was 21 years old.
The Detective from Queens Narcotics originally wrote the paperwork charging Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the third degree (Possession with Intent to Sell) which is a class B-Felony as well as resisting arrest and criminal possession of a forged instrument (for the fake ID). On the top count alone, he faced up to 25 years in jail.
We were able to arrange a surrender and convince the officer that our client fled because he thought he was being robbed. The detective agreed to reduce the initial arrest charges to Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the seventh degree. He even agreed to give our client a Desk Appearance Ticket, which means that they did not even have to go through Central Booking.
Ultimately, he received an Adjournment in Contemplation of Dismissal, which adjourns the case for 6 months. Upon staying out of trouble for the adjournment period of six months, the case will then be dismissed and sealed automatically.