ALL CHARGES REDUCED IN COBB COUNTY, GA
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 15, 2018
- Running a Red Light
- Possession of Marijuana Charge
- Cobb County Courthouse
COBB COUNTY – Frederick Mann, Jr. of The Law Offices of Matthew C. Hines. LLC successfully resolved another case today in Cobb County State Court.
The client had been stopped for going through a red light and was then told by the Officer he smelled cannabis in the defendant’s vehicle. The defendant was arrested when a small amount of marijuana was discovered, and was charged with both cannabis possession and failure to heed a traffic signal device.
The client pleaded as follows today:
- NO CONTEST to running the red light (no fine, credit for 1 day in jail at time of arrest), and
- GUILTY to possession of the cannabis, for 12 months probation (less 1 day),
- a $300 fine,
- 60 hours of community service, and
- a drug evaluation and
- any recommended counseling.
The State and judge agreed the defendant would be eligible for a conditional discharge (complete dismissal) of the cannabis charge and early termination of supervision at 6 months if he completed that much of his probation successfully.
About Attorney Frederick R. Mann Jr.
Mr. Mann served as a Federal prosecutor (Assistant US Attorney) in Miami for 6 years; as an Assistant State Attorney in Miami (State prosecutor) for over 3 years; and as an Assistant Public Defender in Northwest Florida’s 14th Judicial Circuit, for almost 13 years. He was in private practice 16 years when not in government service.
Mr. Mann has been a Florida Bar Board Certified Criminal Trial Attorney since 1994 (24 years, continuously). Only about 3% of Florida lawyers are Board Certified in a specialty. Mr. Mann is fluent in Spanish as well as English, and has also taught law school as an adjunct professor at the Barry University School of Law in Orlando. Read more.