Case Results

  • Sentence Reduced
    Federal Drug Conspiracy

    Defendant was indicted for conspiracy and possession with intent to distribute heroin.  The government was seeking a sentence of 65-month imprisonment.  After a plea, the defendant was sentenced to 36 months imprisonment without any cooperation with the government as well as participation in the Bureau of Prisons Residential Drug Abuse Program, which will reduce his sentence significantly. The sentencing judge allowed the defendant to self-surrender to his designated prison.

  • Not Guilty
    First-Degree Murder

    A man was charged with first-degree murder, armed robbery and accessory after the fact to murder. After a jury trial, the man was found not guilty of the offenses.  He is now a free man and gainfully employed.

  • Not Guilty
    Guns, Ammunition and Cocaine Seized
    While investigating the cause of a fire in Westport, police seized an AK-47, UZI and other firearms, ammunition and cocaine.  After a jury trial, the defendant was acquitted on all gun, ammunition and drug offenses.
  • Dismissed
    Heroin Distribution

    After a search warrant was executed for a residence in New Bedford, the defendant was charged with trafficking heroin.  A motion to suppress was successfully argued.  The Commonwealth of Massachusetts appealed the judge’s ruling and the case was heard in the Appeals Court.  After oral argument, the Appeals Court agreed with the trial judge’s decision allowing the motion.  The case was dismissed.

  • Not Guilty
    Illegal Possession of Firearm

    After a routine car stop in New Bedford, the police conducted a search of the vehicle and found a loaded 9mm gun under the passenger seat; the passenger was arrested.  After a jury trial in the New Bedford District Court, the defendant was found not guilty.

  • Dismissed
    Kilo of Fentanyl Possession

    While the New Bedford Police Department was conducting surveillance as part of an investigation into drug trafficking at a particular residence, an individual was seen entering the building and exiting a short time later. They stopped the suspect’s vehicle and ordered him out of the car. Noticing a bulge in his waistband, the officer seized the item, which turned out to be a kilo of Fentanyl. I filed a motion to suppress based on illegal search procedures, and the motion was allowed. The case was dismissed, and the defendant was spared a prison sentence of up to 20 years.