Fisher Law Office

California student drops guilty plea for drug dealing charge

On Sept. 26, it was reported that a California teenager who was accused of being involved in a high school drug ring was allowed to withdraw a guilty plea that he had entered for a drug dealing charge. This decision was made by the court after the man, age 18, was sentenced to three years of probation on a drug possession charge.

The accused man and a second person, also age 18, were taken into police custody after the Coachella Valley Narcotics Task Force investigated accusations of a drug-dealing operation that was allegedly occurring on the school campus. When their homes were searched, authorities reportedly found 16 grams of cocaine, MDMA powder and drug packaging items.

On June 26, the man pleaded guilty to drug possession and drug dealing; however, his guilty plea for the drug dealing charge was dropped. The co-defendant pleaded guilty to drug possession on June 18, for which he was sentenced to three years of probation. A third student was also taken into custody on suspicion of drug possession with intent to sell. During a search of his home, 25 grams of cocaine were seized.

When a person is accused of being involved in a drug ring, the consequences can be severe. For example, the person could face a jail sentence and fines as well as probation after release. Further, students who are accused could lose the ability to be eligible for admission to some colleges. A criminal defense attorney may help the accused person either fight the charges if the evidence against them is not strong. Otherwise, plea negotiations could result in less severe consequences.

Source: Palm Desert Patch, "Teen Gets Probation in High School Drug Ring Case", Alexander Nguyen, Sept. 26, 2015

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

How can we help you?

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Fisher Law Office

1322 Morro Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-4028

Phone: 805-706-0205
Fax: 805-542-0464
Map & Directions

California student drops guilty plea for drug dealing charge | Fisher Law Office