In a bizarre turn of events, two Orange County attorneys are being prosecuted for a felony charge of conspiracy after being accused of unlawfully planting drugs in a parent volunteer’s automobile with the intention to have her arrested and prosecuted for a drug offense. It is alleged that these two attorneys were unhappy with the manner in which the parent volunteer supervised their son in 2010. The “drugs” found in the vehicle included marijuana, vicodin and percocet.
If the two lawyers are found guilty and convicted of felony charges of conspiracy, they are both facing a maximum of three years in custody.
When the parent volunteer vehemently denied that she knew anything about the drugs, the Irvine Police Department conducted a lengthy investigation that resulted in the prosecution of the two lawyers. Both lawyers were arrested and posted $40,000 in bail. They will be arraigned in Orange County Superior Court on July 17, 2012.
If the allegations in this case are true, one has to wonder what could possibly make these lawyers go to such extremes to falsely have a parent volunteer arrested for felony charges. The prosecution believes that this case is made even more serious because “these people are in a position where they understand the consequences of their actions.”
At Wallin and Klarich we have helped people for 30 years facing all types of criminal charges, including crimes that involve giving false information to police officers. Normally this offense is filed as a misdemeanor. However, in this case, due to the conduct resulting in an innocent person being arrested, the prosecutors have filed felony charges against these two lawyers. We will keep you posted on developments on this case.
If you or a loved one has been accused of a felony charge in California, please contact Wallin & Klarich’s Orange County felony defense attorneys at 1-888-749-0034 or fill out our intake form to receive immediate assistance and answers to all your questions regarding felony charges in California.