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Case Dismissed: Assault and Battery

Jane Doe was charged with Assault and Battery in Brookline, Massachusetts. The Brookline Police Department charged Ms Doe with this crime after receiving a videotape of the altercation from the alleged victim.

Attorney Veronica White of White & Associates P.C. prepared a vigorous defense for Ms Doe, and convinced the court to dismiss all charges against the defendant by moving for an immediate bench trial.

All charges were dropped, and Jane Doe was free to go after four business days of the Attorney White’s first appearance on the case.

About White & Associates, P. C.
White & Associates is Boston’s premier criminal defense law firm specializing in firearms, narcotics and violent crimes. With over ten years experience, White & Associates, P.C., has successfully defended hundreds of cases including gun possession, aggravated assault and battery, armed career criminal offenses, indecent assault and battery, trafficking in narcotics, operating under the influence (OUI), domestic offenses and many others.

For a consultation with one of Boston’s top criminal defense law firms, fill out our contact page, or call us at 617 338-9507.

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Case Dropped: Distribution of Heroin


John Doe was charged with Distribution of Heroin and a School Zone violation, after he allegedly sold heroin to an undercover police officer. Mr Doe was facing a two year minimum mandatory sentence.

John Doe retained White & Associates P.C. to handle his case after being in default for over five years. After a thorough investigation of the case, White & Associates learned that the alleged narcotics in John Doe’s case had been tested in the Hinton Drug Lab (although not by rogue chemist Annie Dookhan), White & Associates immediately filed a Rule 17 discovery motion to pursue documentation of the myriad misconduct in the lab.

White & Associates also made very specific discovery requests about the lab file, chain of custody documents and undercover buy money in Mr Doe’s case. Associate Attorney Ben Leatherman convinced a judge in the Malden District Court to compel the Commonwealth to produce these documents. Unable to produce the discovery as ordered, the Commonwealth filed a nolle prosequi to drop the case, and Mr Doe was free to go.

About White & Associates, P. C.
White & Associates is Boston’s premier criminal defense law firm specializing in firearms, narcotics and violent crimes. With over ten years experience, White & Associates, P.C., has successfully defended hundreds of cases including gun possession, aggravated assault and battery, armed career criminal offenses, indecent assault and battery, trafficking in narcotics, operating under the influence (OUI), domestic offenses and many others.

For a free consultation with one of Boston’s top criminal defense law firms, fill out our contact page, or call us at 617 338-9507.

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No Violation in Probation Surrender

John Doe was arrested and faced five years state prison for having allegedly committed a stabbing while on probation for a drug offense. The Suffolk County Probation Department tried to revoke Mr Doe’s probation because of the new charges.

Attorney Veronica White of White & Associates P.C. conducted a vigorous defense of Mr Doe which resulted in the Court prohibiting the Probation Department from using any evidence from the investigation into the stabbing. Attorney White then conducted a withering cross examination of Mr Doe’s probation officer on the supposed technical violations of Mr Doe’s probation. Following the cross examination, the Court found that there was no evidence to prove that a violation of probation took place.

About White & Associates, P. C.
White & Associates is Boston’s premier criminal defense law firm specializing in firearms, narcotics and violent crimes. With over ten years experience, White & Associates, P.C., has successfully defended hundreds of cases including gun possession, aggravated assault and battery, armed career criminal offenses, indecent assault and battery, trafficking in narcotics, operating under the influence (OUI), domestic offenses and many others.

For a free consultation with one of Boston’s top criminal defense law firms, fill out our contact page, or call us at 617 338-9507.

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Case Dismissed: Possession of Cocaine

John Doe was arrested in Brockton, Massachusetts after he was stopped while operating a motor vehicle. According to the arresting officers, Mr Doe acted evasively and was sweating profusely when his car was stopped. Mr Doe was asked to exit from his car after the officers observed two knives in plain view. A pat frisk revealed a bag of cocaine on Mr Doe’s person.

The police claimed that Doe gave the arresting officers a false name, had submitted false information to the registry of motor vehicles to obtain a license and was operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license.

Attorney Veronica White of White & Associates P.C. convinced the Court that the police did not have enough evidence to warrant removing Mr Doe from his car and conduct a pat frisk. This enabled Attorney White to suppress the cocaine found on Mr Doe, which lead to the possession charge to be dismissed. The court further dismissed the felony charge of possession of a false registry document. Mr Doe walked away with only pleading guilty to the minor offense of driving with a suspended license.

About White & Associates, P. C.
White & Associates is Boston’s premier criminal defense law firm specializing in firearms, narcotics and violent crimes. With over ten years experience, White & Associates, P.C., has successfully defended hundreds of cases including gun possession, aggravated assault and battery, armed career criminal offenses, indecent assault and battery, trafficking in narcotics, operating under the influence (OUI), domestic offenses and many others.

For a free consultation with one of Boston’s top criminal defense law firms, fill out our contact page, or call us at 617 338-9507.

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Case Dismissed: Distribution of Cocaine

John Doe was charged with distribution of cocaine in Quincy, Massachusetts and faced up to ten years in state prison. The cocaine in this case were tested at the Hinton Drug Lab where chemist Annie Dookhan worked.

After months of litigation, attorney Veronica White of White & Associates P.C. demanded a dismissal of the case due to the Commonwealth’s failure to comply with a court order related to the drug testing in this case.

Since the District Attorney could not provide evidence related to the drug testing, the Court agreed with Attorney White and dismissed all charges against Mr. Doe.

About White & Associates, P. C.
White & Associates is Boston’s premier criminal defense law firm specializing in firearms, narcotics and violent crimes. With over ten years experience, White & Associates, P.C., has successfully defended hundreds of cases including gun possession, aggravated assault and battery, armed career criminal offenses, indecent assault and battery, trafficking in narcotics, operating under the influence (OUI), domestic offenses and many others.

For a free consultation with one of Boston’s top criminal defense law firms, fill out our contact page, or call us at 617 338-9507.

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Boston Globe: Attorney White “The cases that come out of that lab are tainted.”

In today’s front page article in the Boston Globe AttorneyVeronica White of White & Associates P.C. is featured as saying the following:

“When the government puts someone in an 8-by-7-foot cell and tells them when they will sleep and eat and wake up, it’s the most intrusive thing you can do to somebody. All of these cases that come out of that lab are presumptively tainted. You can’t limit everything to Annie Dookhan. There are other people who should be held accountable.”

Attorney White is defending Marcus Pixley who is accused of distributing cocaine to an undercover officer, possession with intent to distribute cocaine and resisting arrest. The cocaine that he was charged with was tested by Annie Dookhan as the primary chemist in the Hinton State Laboratory in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. Ms. Dookhan is accused of altering test results and mishandling evidence that came out of the same lab.

Attorney White has filed a motion to dismiss the indictments with prejudice and is also requesting the Suffolk Superior Court issue a subpoena to the State Police and the Department of Public Health ordering them to provide her with all investigative reports regarding Annie Dookan and the Hinton State laboratory.

The full article about the defendants freed in the drug lab lab scandal can be found here.

About White & Associates, P. C.
White & Associates is Boston’s premier criminal defense law firm specializing in firearms, narcotics and violent crimes. With over ten years experience, White & Associates, P.C., has successfully defended hundreds of cases including gun possession, aggravated assault and battery, armed career criminal offenses, indecent assault and battery, trafficking in narcotics, operating under the influence (OUI), domestic offenses and many others.

For a free consultation with one of Boston’s top criminal defense law firms, fill out our contact page, or call us at 617 338-9507.

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Attorney Veronica White of White & Associates P.C. was interviewed on WBZ-TV yesterday about the potentially mishandled evidence at the state drug lab in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts.

The full article can be found here.

About White & Associates, P. C.
White & Associates is Boston’s premier criminal defense law firm specializing in firearms, narcotics and violent crimes. With over ten years experience, White & Associates, P.C., has successfully defended hundreds of cases including gun possession, aggravated assault and battery, armed career criminal offenses, indecent assault and battery, trafficking in narcotics, operating under the influence (OUI), domestic offenses and many others.

For a free consultation with one of Boston’s top criminal defense law firms, fill out our contact page, or call us at 617 338-9507.

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Case Dismissed: Possession of Cocaine

John Doe was charged with possession of cocaine after the police ransacked his car on a public way in Dorchester, Massachusetts and patted him down for weapons without having any reason to believe he had done anything wrong.

Attorney Veronica White of White & AssociatesP.C. filed and litigated a motion to suppress the cocaine found on Mr. Doe on grounds that this evidence found was a fruit of an illegal search. Attorney White contended that the search was conducted by a police officer who had blatantly abused his power and had subjected the defendant to an unnecessary violation of his constitutional rights to be free from unlawful searches and seizures.

The Court agreed that the search was illegal and ordered the drugs suppressed on the same day of the hearing. Since Attorney White had destroyed the Commonwealth’s only evidence, the district attorney had no option but to dismissed the charges against Mr. Doe.

About White & Associates, P. C.
White & Associates is Boston’s premier criminal defense law firm specializing in firearms, narcotics and violent crimes. With over ten years experience, White & Associates, P.C., has successfully defended hundreds of cases including gun possession, aggravated assault and battery, armed career criminal offenses, indecent assault and battery, trafficking in narcotics, operating under the influence (OUI), domestic offenses and many others.

For a free consultation with one of Boston’s top criminal defense law firms, fill out our contact page, or call us at 617 338-9507.

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Case Dismissed: Violent Assault and Battery

John Doe was arrested for unarmed robbery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and assault and battery. Mr Doe had allegedly placed a victim in a headlock, choked her, threatened to kill her, knocked her to the kitchen floor and repeatedly banged her head on the kitchen floor. Mr Doe was also accused of punching her in the head three times. Mr. Doe was further accused of stealing her credit card after she stood up from the assault.

Mr. Doe filed a cross complaint against the victim for slapping him during the alleged assault. The victim had admitted to the police that she slapped Mr. Doe.

Attorney Veronica White of White & Associates P.C. prepared a vigorous defense for Mr Doe including a detailed cross examination of the alleged victim. The victim decided to invoke her fifth amendent right not to testify based on the likelihood that she would incriminate herself at trial. Attorney White’s motion for dismissal was granted and the case was dismissed.

About White & Associates, P. C.
White & Associates is Boston’s premier criminal defense law firm specializing in firearms, narcotics and violent crimes. With over ten years experience, White & Associates, P.C., has successfully defended hundreds of cases including gun possession, aggravated assault and battery, armed career criminal offenses, indecent assault and battery, trafficking in narcotics, operating under the influence (OUI), domestic offenses and many others.

For a free consultation with one of Boston’s top criminal defense law firms, fill out our contact page, or call us at 617 338-9507.

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Case Dismissed: Defendant Charged With Domestic Violence

John Doe was charged with Assault and Battery as a result of allegations that he had slapped the victim, his former partner, in the face. The Assault and Battery charges were taken out as a result of a drawn out legal battle between Mr. Doe and the victim, who had been initially arrested for grabbing Mr. Doe by the neck and committing Assault and Battery against Mr Doe.

Two weeks after his former partner was arrested for this offense, nine charges were lodged against Mr. Doe in an attempt to get him to sign an Accord and Satisfaction, which would have caused the Assault and Battery case to be dismissed. Mr. Doe refused to sign anything. As a result, the victim proceeded with a clerk magistrate hearing alleging that Mr. Doe had committed various counts of Extortion, Trespass, Threats, Assault and Battery.

Attorney Veronica White of White & Associates P.C. convinced the clerk magistrate to deny eight out of the nine complaints against Mr. Doe, leaving one charge standing, a Assault and Battery arising from the alleged slap in the face. Mr. Doe was arraigned on the Assault and Battery charge and within the next couple of months, White and Associates, P.C. was ready for trial.

On the second trial date, as Attorney White was prepared to deliver a vigorous defense of Mr. Doe, the victim dropped the charges and the case was dismissed.

About White & Associates, P. C.
White & Associates is Boston’s premier criminal defense law firm specializing in firearms, narcotics and violent crimes. With over ten years experience, White & Associates, P.C., has successfully defended hundreds of cases including gun possession, aggravated assault and battery, armed career criminal offenses, indecent assault and battery, trafficking in narcotics, operating under the influence (OUI), domestic offenses and many others.

For a free consultation with one of Boston’s top criminal defense law firms, fill out our contact page, or call us at 617 338-9507.