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TD;DR: This was a wild case which we got dismissed at a clerk magistrate’s hearing.
The case of the Transformers fan car that got my client charged with a crime. It’s hard to believe this really happened.
The police prosecutor wanted the charge to go forward and argued strenuously that my client was a legitimate threat to public safety, and had criminal intent.
I argued that my client did absolutely nothing wrong, and certainly did nothing that met the criminal statute.
This is the best possible outcome for the client. A case dropped at a clerk magistrate’s hearing (a show cause hearing) means that no criminal complaint was ever formally issued, and the client will have no record.
And this is a victory for common sense over police authority.
Is it a crime to decorate your car like a vehicle from one of your favorite movies? This case is definitely “more than meets the eye.”
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