Proved Reasonable Doubt – Intent to Distribute and Traffic Drugs
An officer charged a young man from Portsmouth with possession of a controlled substance, and intent to traffic, after he noticed a glass pipe and possible other paraphernalia in the backseat of the vehicle. There were two young men in the vehicle, parked in front of a convenience store. Believing there was proof that the man was using drugs, the officer followed New Hampshire drug possession laws and arrested him.
Attorney Russman was able drop the charges of “intent to distribute and traffic drugs” by proving reasonable doubt. At one point during the evening, a third man had entered the vehicle, and then exited before the officer arrived. A skilled drug possession lawyer, Russman revealed that due to the circumstances, there was no way the driver could have known what items the young man left behind when he left the vehicle.