John Doe was charged with Distributing Heroin in the Forest Hills area of West Roxbury, Massachusetts. The key witness for the Commonwealth allegedly bought heroin from Mr Doe and specifically identified him after the police found heroin on his person.
Attorney Veronica White of White & Associates P.C. filed a very detailed motion for discovery requesting all of the facts from the District Attorney about the forensic evidence, the expert evidence and the chain of custody reports for the narcotics evidence seized. The make Mr Doe’s case stronger, White & Associates filed a Motion to Suppress which was litigated over the course of two days.
With four police officers, one chemist ready to testify at trial, Attorney White convinced the District Attorney that her case against Mr Doe was not strong. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts agreed and the distribution of heroin charge was dismissed in exchange for an agreement that funds in the amount of $760.00 be forfeited from the defendant. This was a small price to pay for a charge that could have landed John Doe not only in jail for two and a half years but also taken his license to drive away for three.
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