Client was stopped with passenger in vehicle for a minor misdemeanor marked lanes violation. Through the Police Officer's investigation, it was founded that the passenger had on his person hypodermic needles used for injecting Heroin. The client/driver was unaware the passenger had this on his person. Through a mix up on the Police Officer's part, the client was charged with having possession of said needle -- otherwise known as Possession of Drug Instrument, a misdemeanor of the second degree.
The client was facing up to 90 days incarceration, a $750.00 fine and a potential license suspension. Though Columbus criminal defense attorney Zachuary Meranda's investigation, he was able to show the Prosecuting Attorney that there was a mix up and his client's case was dismissed. If you have been charged with a criminal offense there is no reason why you should face the legal process alone. Contact a member of the firm if you need a lawyer for a theft charge in Columbus.