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Alameda County Client Arrested on Charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance--All Charges Dismissed

April 2016

Alameda County client was arrested in Albany and charged with a violation of Health & Safety Code Section 11350(a) – possession of a controlled substance.  After an extensive investigation, gathering of mitigation evidence and negotiations with the Alameda County District Attorney's Office in Oakland, we were able to get all charges dismissed.


“The death penalty is a lie, a misguided mistake born of anger and frustration. Capital punishment has become a perverse monument to inequality, to how some lives matter and others do not. It is a violent example of how we protect and value the rich and abandon and devalue the poor. The death penalty is a grim, disturbing shadow formed by the legacy of racial apartheid and bias against the poor that condemns the disfavored among us, but corrupts us all. It’s the perverse symbol elected officials use to strengthen their ‘tough on crime’ reputations and distract us from confronting the causes of violence. It is finally the enemy of grace, redemption and all of us who recognize that each person is more than their worse act.”
- Bryan Stevenson