A seventeen-year-old Fort Bend County high school student was charged with the Third Degree Felony of Tampering with Evidence. The minor was in his vehicle when approached by police. Upon him noticing that they were coming up to his car, he began to eat the synthetic marihuana to prevent the police from finding it. He was observed doing so by the police and admitted as much to them.
Fort Bend County attorney, John L. Venza, persuaded the Grand Jury prosecutor to allow him to submit packets to the twelve Grand Jurors who were called upon to decide whether to indict this young man for a serious Third Degree Felony. His penalties could have been included up to ten years in the penitentiary and fines up to $10,000.
After conducting an exhaustive investigation into the circumstances of his life, John L. Venza Jr. meticulously drafted packets for the Grand Jurors and had them professionally bound and finished. The packets outlined the positive aspects of his client's life and implored the Grand Jurors to exercise their discretion and have them "No Bill" the case, even though the State's proof regarding his guilt was unassailable.
The Grand Jury, thankfully, granted the request of John L. Venza Jr. and rejected the State's request that the accused be indicted for the felony of Tampering with Evidence. Consequently, the student will now begin his senior year in high school next month, with all of his future aspirations of college, a good-paying job, and his piece of the American dream intact.
If you are facing criminal charges in Fort Bend County, Texas, please do not hesitate to contact the Law Office of John L. Venza, Jr.