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.
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