(People v. J.L. (2012): Van Nuys) In April 2012, Attorneys Allison B. Margolin and J. Raza Lawrence successfully argued a Hobbs motion that lead to the dismissal of all charges against our client.
A Hobbs motion is made where a search warrant is sealed. In this case, police officers executed a sealed search warrant on the client’s home. A sealed warrant is one which the affidavit supporting probable cause is sealed from public viewing. Here, the judge ruled that based upon her reading of the unsealed portion of the search warrant and arguments made in court, the case could not go forward.