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PWID MARIJUANA DROPPED BEFORE PRELIMINARY HEARING

Our client was charged after almost two ounces of marijuana was found in a vehicle during a traffic stop. Our client was smart enough to exercise his right to remain silent and called us. We rejected a plea offer that would have included jail time and scheduled the case for a hearing. On the day of court, the prosecution conceded that they could not prove constructive possession of the marijuana, and the charge was dropped.   

COMMONWEALTH V. D.G.

FELONY PRELIMINARY HEARING

PWID COCAINE AND PWID HEROIN DROPPED PRIOR TO PRELIMINARY HEARING

Our client was charged after several bags of heroin and cocaine were recovered from a vehicle he was driving.  He was smart enough to ask for an attorney immediately.  The prosecution could not prove that he even knew the drugs were in the car let alone that he was distributing them.  Both charges were dropped. 

COMMONWEALTH V. C.B.

FELONY PRELIMINARY HEARING

PWID METH, MANUFACTURING METH BOTH DROPPED, REMAINING CHARGE DISMISSED

Our client was charged after the police arrested along with two others and charged with manufacturing and distributing meth. We persuaded the prosecutor that she was a user rather than a dealer. We put together a deal for her to have a remaining charge of simple possession dismissed after successfully completing the "first offender" program. 

COMMONWEALTH V. K.V.

FELONY PLEA AGREEMENT

PWID COCAINE DISMISSED AFTER PRELIMINARY HEARING

Our client was charged with distributing cocaine after several baggies of crack were found in the car he was driving.  We successfully argued that the prosecution could not prove that our client was aware of the drugs and the case was dismissed.  

COMMONWEALTH V. V.H.

FELONY PRELIMINARY HEARING

PWID HEROIN REDUCED TO LESSER OFFENSE WITH NO ADDITIONAL JAIL TIME

When we met our client, he had been in jail for over a month and was resigned to serving a lengthy prison sentence. We put together a plan to get him out on bond and into treatment. The prosecution opposed us every step of the way and pressed for a lengthy prison sentence. At the sentencing hearing, we put on evidence that convinced the judge that our client was guilty of an accommodation rather than distributing heroin. Instead of guidelines calling for at least a year in prison, he received time served with no supervised probation.  

COMMONWEALTH V. B.M.

FELONY PLEA HEARING

NOT GUILTY PWID COCAINE AND POSSESSION OF FIREARM WHILE DISTRIBUTING

Our client was charged with distribution of narcotics, possession of a firearm by a felon, and six counts of possession of ammunition by a felon.  We argued successfully in pre-trial motions that all of the ammunition charges violated our clients double jeopardy rights.  At trial we successfully argued that the prosecution could not prove that our client knew that the narcotics and firearm were in his car.  He walked away a happy man with all charges dismissed.  

COMMONWEALTH V. L.P.

FELONY BENCH TRIAL

PWID METH REDUCED TO LESSER CHARGE WITH NO ADDITIONAL TIME TO SERVE

This was a tough case that required a fight from start to finish. A narcotics detective testified that our client had purchased meth ingredients and assisted others in manufacturing it. We knew that our client was an addict who was being exploited by others. The prosecutor wasn't willing to work with us so we had to fight for everything we got. In the end, we convinced the judge that an accommodation conviction was more appropriate and our client was released after completing a drug program rather than spending years in prison.  

COMMONWEALTH V. M.F.

FELONY PLEA HEARING