A young client was charged and arrested with possession of cocaine after an officer stopped and searched him. The officer casually encountered the client and accused him of having drugs. Without probable cause or consent, the officer searched the client's car and found cocaine. The client was arrested and taken to jail. The client was very concerned because he was in the process of applying for a job with restrictive application standards.
When Erick got to work on the case, he requested the officer's body camera footage. The video clearly showed that the officer had no reason to confront the client much less search the car. Erick provided the video to the prosecutors and argued to them that the stop and search were illegal. The prosecutor agreed and dismissed the charges against the client. Fortunately, the client was able to continue with his job application.
If you find yourself or a loved one under investigation and facing criminal prosecution call Erick Cruz. The possibility of being arrested and convicted of a crime carries immediate as well as long-term consequences. Put my experience as a former prosecutor and criminal defense attorney to work for you to avoid the consequences and stigma of a criminal arrest or conviction.
At the Law Office of Erick Cruz we are dedicated to representing individuals under criminal investigation or who have been arrested and charged with a crime. Because our office’s exclusive practice focuses on criminal defense in Miami, Erick Cruz has established and maintains a positive working relationship with other defense attorneys, prosecutors and criminal court judges. The exclusive focus on criminal defense allows us to dedicate the time and resources necessary to represent you through a criminal investigation, criminal prosecution or post-conviction matters.