Illegal Search Leads to Dismissal

My client was charged with possession of illegal drugs after police conducted a “pat search” of his person and found a substantial amount of methamphetamine. I filed a motion to suppress and asked the judge to exclude the drugs from evidence because the officer had no legal basis for the pat search. The judge agreed and the case was dismissed.

About Camille Halley

Camille Halley HeadshotCamille Halley, a graduate of the U.C. Davis School of Law, joined the Cohen Defense Group in fall 2022. During law school, Camille interned for the California Appellate Project and Habeas Corpus Resource Center, helping to represent death-sentenced individuals. In 2022, she was awarded the CLEA Award for Outstanding Clinic Student for her representation of clients with claims against prison and jail officials in the U.C. Davis Civil Rights Clinic. She currently handles cases in misdemeanor and domestic violence courts.