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.

  • Reduced
    Trafficking Heroin

    The defendant was charged with trafficking over 200 grams of heroin, which carried a minimum / mandatory sentence of 12 years.  After litigating a motion to suppress combined with considerable plea discussions, this first-time offender was spared jail time and was sentenced to probation with conditions that include maintaining employment and submission to random drug screens.  The defendant is now working and acquiring a college degree.

  • Not Guilty
    Drunk Driving

    A defendant was charged with second offense drunk driving.  The case was brought to trial and the result was a not guilty; his license was reinstated.

  • 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.

  • Dismissed
    Cocaine Possession

    A defendant’s vehicle was searched with a canine in the City of Boston and a substantial quantity of cocaine was seized. If the defendant were convicted, he would have been sentenced to a minimum mandatory sentence of three and a half years.  A motion to suppress the canine search was allowed and the matter was dismissed.