Chris Perri Law proves to be successful in the face of injustice yet again. Police searched Chris’ client’s home in North Texas and arrested the client for a state-jail -felony amount of marijuana (between four ounces and five pounds). The client faced up to two years in prison as well as the stigma of a felony conviction. Within six weeks of hiring Chris Perri Law, Chris was able to convince the prosecutor to dismiss the entire case. The client will now be able to get the arrest expunged from his record next year.
Utilizing his exceptional skill in navigating case law, Chris pointed out to the prosecutor that the information the police used to obtain the search warrant was gathered illegally. Thieves burglarized the client’s home and stole the client’s marijuana. The police caught the burglars and asked them how they acquired so much marijuana. The burglars then became informants and pointed the finger on Chris’ client, a victim of burglary.
However, case law states that information obtained through illegal activity cannot be used to obtain a warrant. Just like police must gather information through legal channels, so must anyone else if it will be upheld in court.
As a public citizen, I feel thankful that the courts dismissed the case because it shows our system values justice and sets a standard that illegally gathering information to hurt someone else is unacceptable. It is shocking to think that without the help of Chris Perri Law, this man who was involved in no violent activity or crime of moral turpitude, could have been a convicted felon, never allowed to vote again.