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Category: Drug Trafficking

Mr. Dudley Convinces Officer Not to Refer the Case to the District Attorney

Posted on July 24, 2012 Earlier this year a local police department lured a Hollywood screenwriter into delivering a quantity of cocaine, methamphetamine and ecstasy to a female undercover officer who was allegedly seeking a “hook up” over the Internet. Arrested for felony possession of three controlled substances for distribution, the screenwriter was facing a potential prison sentence of seven years. Immediately after his arrest, the screenwriter hired Attorney Dudley to represent him. Not waiting for his client’s forthcoming court date or even the prosecutor’s filing of formal charges, Mr. Dudley entered into…

27 Month Sentence Reduced to 1 Year

In U.S. v. S.G., the defendant was detained at an Albuquerque Greyhound bus station while traveling across the United States.  A subsequent search of her person revealed that she was carrying several kilograms of heroin strapped to her body.  Charged in federal court with possessing that heroin for distribution, she was facing a ten-year mandatory minimum sentence.  Prior to filing a motion to suppress evidence, Attorney Dudley presented to the prosecutor his claim that the detention and search of his client had been illegal.  To avert litigation…

10-Year Minimum Sentence Reduced to 30 Months

In U.S. v. J.H., the defendant was accused of conspiring to distribute multi-kilogram quantities of cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine to Alaska.  Although the defendant faced a ten-year mandatory minimum sentence with substantial Title III wiretap evidence against him, Attorney Dudley was able to use the safety valve provisions of the federal sentencing guidelines and a number of mitigating circumstances personal to his client to obtain a disposition under which the district court ultimately imposed a sentence of only 30 months.

Two Drug Trafficking Counts Dismissed

In P. v. D.E., the defendant was arrested after allegedly helping to load over 400 pounds of marijuana into a mini-van.  Charged with two drug-trafficking counts, he was facing years of jail time.  At preliminary hearing, however, Attorney Dudley was able to decimate the prosecution’s case resulting in an immediate DISMISSAL of all charges.

David Successfully Prosecutes Search & Seizure Motion, Gets Sentence Reduced

In S. v. W.R., the defendant was charged with possessing for distribution almost half a kilogram of cocaine in Houston, Texas.  Although he had no felony record, the defendant was out on bond for a murder case in Dallas at the time of his drug arrest.  The district attorney’s initial settlement offer was for eight years in state prison.  After Attorney Dudley successfully prosecuted a search and seizure motion that led to the suppression of an important part of the case against his client, the case was resolved for…

David Helps Client Avoid Deportation & Jail Time

In P. v. D.E., the defendant was accused of participating in a scheme to transport hundreds of pounds of marijuana from California to Florida.  Because he was a Jamaican national residing in the United States on a green card, he faced mandatory deportation if convicted of the marijuana trafficking charges filed against him.  For months, the district attorney would not entertain any disposition of the case other than a guilty plea to a felony drug-trafficking offense with punishment to include two years of jail time.  When the…

Deportation Felony Reduced to Misdemeanor Upon Completion of Probation

In P. v. G.M., the defendant was arrested in possession of two pounds of marijuana.  Because he was citizen of Mexico and a permanent resident of the United States, he faced mandatory deportation if convicted of either of the two felony drug-trafficking counts filed against him.  Attorney Dudley was eventually able to secure a plea bargain to a non-deportable felony that was reduced to a MISDEMANOR upon the defendant’s successful completion of a probationary term.

No Contest Plea Results in 60 Days Community Service

In P. v. L.C., the defendant was charged with unlawfully possessing a large quantity of promethazine cough syrup to be shipped from California to Texas.  The district attorney would not move from its original offer that the defendant, who had no criminal record and a serious medical problem, would have to serve two years in jail as part of any plea bargain.  After a new judge was assigned to the case, Attorney Dudley convinced the court that jail time was inappropriate for this defendant.  The court agreed,…