The defendant was charged with being an accessory to a crime. The charge resulted after officers located a fugitive within the defendant's home. The State alleged that the defendant was harboring a person with a felony warrant and therefore was an accessory to a crime. The State dismissed the case approximately 2 weeks before the trial was to begin.
"This case was pathetic. The State came after my client after they located my client's daughter's boyfriend in his home. My client and the boyfriend did not get along and was not welcome in the home. However, my client had been asleep and did not know that the boyfriend was inside. Him being there was his daughter's doing. When my client denied knowing about him in the home the police ignored him and arrested him anyway. At a preliminary hearing we were able to convince the judge to reduce the charge from a felony to a misdemeanor. Immediately after that my client demanded a speedy trial, to which I was supportive of doing considering the circumstances. The State, faced with the prospect of looking silly in front of a jury, finally decided to dismiss the case shortly before trial was set to begin."
Siskiyou County, California
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