Drug charges can carry significant and lasting consequences, including mandatory minimum prison sentences, extensive probation conditions, suspension of a driver’s license, and immigration ramifications.

Depending on the case, police and prosecutors charge drug offenses in various ways, including charges of possession, possession with the intent to distribute, distribution, and trafficking.  When available, police often raise the stakes with an additional charge of committing a drug violation in a school zone.

When someone is charged with a drug crime, it is essential to do everything legally possible to avoid conviction.  

Oftentimes in drug cases, I will file a motion to suppress evidence, which essentially means that I ask the Court to “throw out” the drug evidence because the police violated my client’s constitutional rights during their investigation.  If the police searched my client’s home, car, or body without a warrant, I will often call the police as witnesses and argue that the police’s warrantless search was unjustified.  If the police possessed a search warrant, I will often write an extensive memorandum to the judge explaining why the warrant should never have issued.  Generally, a successful motion to suppress results in dismissal of the entire case.  

I have successfully filed and argued numerous motions to suppress drug evidence.

In a case in Salem Superior Court, I successfully moved to suppress a large amount of heroin by proving that the police violated my client’s rights during a warrantless stop and search of a car in which he was a passenger.  After winning the motion, the Court dismissed an indictment for Trafficking in Heroin.

In a case in Chelsea District Court, I successfully moved to suppress cocaine and marijuana by showing how the police illegally stopped and frisked my client.  After winning the motion, the Court dismissed charges of possession with intent to distribute and drug violation in a school zone.  

In another case in Chelsea District Court, I successfully moved to suppress cocaine by convincing the Court that the police illegally strip-searched my client. The Court then dismissed all charges.

In a case in Brockton District Court, I successfully moved to suppress cocaine by proving that a State Police Trooper illegally ordered my client out of his car. After winning the motion, the Court dismissed charges of possession with intent to distribute.

In another case in Brockton District Court, I successfully moved to suppress cocaine by convincing the judge that a State Police Trooper’s testimony about his stop and search of my client’s car was not credible.  After winning the motion, the Court dismissed the cocaine charges.

In a well-publicized victory [Article] in Salem Superior Court, I successfully moved to suppress evidence illegally seized from my client’s phone without permission. The Court’s ruling dramatically improved my client’s case.

In another case in Salem Superior Court, I successfully moved to suppress a police officer’s identification of my client as the man he said distributed cocaine.

In another Salem Superior Court case, I successfully moved to suppress my client’s statement at the police station by proving that the police violated his Miranda rights.

In a case in Suffolk Superior Court, I successfully moved to dismiss charges of possession with intent to distribute cocaine and marijuana by challenging the prosecution’s refusal to produce the identity of a so-called confidential informant.   My client, who was indicted as a subsequent offender, avoided a mandatory minimum prison sentence.

In a case in Salem Superior Court, I successfully moved to dismiss charges of trafficking in Oxycontin by proving prosecutorial misconduct to the grand jury.  As a result, my client was spared a lengthy mandatory minimum prison sentence.  

In a case in Lynn District Court, I showed that prosecutors lacked “probable cause” for cocaine charges when they failed to produce evidence that my client knew the drugs were present in the apartment.  The Court allowed my motion to dismiss all charges.

These cases are just a sample of my victories in drug cases.

If you or a loved one is charged with a drug offense, contact me immediately for a free consultation.

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