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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Return of Property

Kris Jones was arrested just one day before his birthday in Huntington Beach, Orange County. During his arrest $700 was taken from him, which included birthday money from his family. Huntington Beach police arrested Jones on suspicion of: selling marijuana and possession of a controlled substance with the intent to sell(Health and Safety Code Sections 11351, 11378). Jones later pleaded guilty to the charges and was sentenced to serve three years of probation in addition to 90 days in jail.

Jones has now filed a claim against the city of Huntington Beach asking for the return of the $700 which was confiscated by police on the date of his arrest. Jones will soon go before a judge who will determine whether the money will be given back or not. Money that is part of evidence of the crime is unfortunately never returned and rather-- permanently confiscated. Thus, it's in one's interest to have a criminal defense attorney prepare a written motion for the return of property and make an articulate argument in court to have a successful outcome in court.

Criminal Law Updates by Law Offices of William W. Bruzzo (714) 547-4626

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