February 4, 2019

In the summer of 2019, Chris Fialko defended a young man charged with felony possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana in Mecklenburg County. The charge was issued after a private police guard hired by a nightclub did not like the client mouthing off to him, and searched the client’s car and trunk. We investigated and showed that under North Carolina’s private police statute, the rent-a-cop had no authority over the parking lot area. The felony was dismissed.