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ILLEGAL POSSESSION OF A FIREARM – SALEM DISTRICT COURT

The police report stated that officers responded to a report of a gunshot victim that was being treated at the local emergency room. While speaking to the victim, officers suspected that he illegally possessed a loaded firearm. Still at the hospital, the investigating officers obtained incriminating statements from the suspect, and a signed consent form authorizing the investigating officers to search the suspect’s residence for the firearm. Read more about this illegal possession of a firearm report.

SURRENDER HEARING – PROBATION VIOLATION, CHARLESTOWN DISTRICT COURT

The Charlestown District Court issued a Warrant following an alleged violation of terms of probation in 1986. The defendant had entered into a probation contract, and agreed to participate in a sixteen week Alcohol Education Program. The Charlestown Department of Probation alleged that the defendant failed to attend the required program, and owed outstanding supervision fees related to the probation contract. Read more about this Surrender Hearing – Probation Violation report.

MOTOR VEHICLE INFRACTION APPEAL

The defendant was issued a Massachusetts Uniform Citation because a Massachusetts State Trooper alleged that the defendant was travelling in excess of thirty four miles per hour above the posted speed limit. Accordingly, the defendant was assessed a $340 fine and faced the likelihood of the RMV suspending his Massachusetts license to operate a motor vehicle. The defendant filed an appeal, and was required to attend a Civil Motor Vehicle Infraction Hearing at Charlestown District Court s that a clerk magistrate could determine whether to assess the defendant the fine. Read more about this Motor Vehicle Infraction Appeal report.

SURRENDER HEARING – PROBATION VIOLATION

The Charlestown District Court issued a Warrant following an alleged violation of terms of probation in 1986. The defendant had entered into a probation contract, and agreed to participate in a sixteen week Alcohol Education Program. The Charlestown Department of Probation alleged that the defendant failed to attend the required program, and owed outstanding supervision fees related to the probation contract. Read more about this Surrender Hearing – Probation Violation report.

TRAFFICKING IN COCAINE MORE THAN 28 GRAMS TRIAL REPORT

The defendant’s wife notified the local police department that she believed her husband was involved in the sale of illegal narcotics.  Detectives and additional members of the drug control unit maintained open channels of communication with the defendant’s wife, while they conducted a thorough investigation that involved informants and surveillance of the defendant. Read more about this trafficking in cocaine trial report.

DRUG TRAFFICKING TRIAL REPORT QUINCY

The defendant was travelling on Interstate 93 in Quincy, when the Massachusetts State Police affected a traffic stop.  The Trooper cited excessive window tint and a malfunctioning rear light, in justification of the initial stop of the vehicle.  The Trooper further alleged that the defendant’s vehicle contained multiple air fresheners, multiple cellular phones and that the defendant began to sweat and act nervously during the threshold questioning. Read More about this Drug Trafficking Trial Report.

DRUG TRAFFICKING – BOSTON MUNICIPAL COURT ROXBURY DIVISION

The Jamaica Plain Drug Control Unit, in conjunction with additional members of the Boston Police Department, after conducting a comprehensive investigation of a suspected Illegal Drug Distribution Ring, applied for and executed multiple search warrants at target addresses in Roxbury and West Roxbury. Additionally, the police executed arrest warrants for suspected participants in the alleged Drug Ring that was believed to be Trafficking in Heroin and Cocaine in the West Roxbury and Roxbury areas...
Read Full Drug Trafficking Trial Report, Boston.

DRUG POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE

The defendant was stopped after the police received a report from a concerned woman that described a suspicious vehicle that followed her from East Boston into Chelsea.  During the seizure of the defendant, the officers learned from dispatch that a felony arrest warrant existed.  The name listed on the warrant management system was substantially similar to the defendant, and the date of birth matched that of the defendant’s.  Accordingly, the defendant was placed under arrest. Read more about this Drug Possession with intent distribute trial report.

BRIGHTON OUI, OPERATING UNDER THE INFLUENCE

Defendant was the subject of a state police motor vehicle stop at a sobriety checkpoint on Soldier’s Field Road in Brighton, Massachusetts. After the defendant was directed into the sobriety checkpoint, the investigating officer alleged that he smelled a strong odor of alcohol on the defendant’s breath, and found his eyes to be extremely bloodshot and glazed. …Read full Boston Criminal OUI Trial Report

BROCKTON OUI, OPERATING UNDER THE INFLUENCE

Defendant was the subject of a motor vehicle stop after the police alleged that the defendant was driving erratically, swerving across the marked lanes and driving on the wrong side of the road for an extended period of time. The police alleged that a strong odor of alcohol emanated from the defendant’s vehicle cabin. The police further alleged that when asked about whether he had been drinking that evening, the defendant admitted, “Yes, I had way too much to drink.” ….Read full Boston Criminal OUI Trial Report

ORLEANS OUI, OPERATING UNDER THE INFLUENCE

A police officer on patrol observed the defendant appear to take notice of the officer’s marked and abruptly pull into a random driveway and shut off his car engine and lights. After turning his cruiser around, the investigating officer observed the same car begin to back out of the driveway; but, upon seeing the police cruiser, the defendant pulled back in and shut off the lights and engine for a second time. The officer proceeded to a partially hidden location and waited for the defendant to re-enter the public way….Read full Boston Criminal OUI Trial Report

CHELSEA ILLEGAL FIREARMS, POSSESSION AND ALCOHOL IN VEHICLE

Defendant was the subject of an automobile stop that resulted in the State Police Department seizing incriminating evidence from both the defendant’s person and his automobile, including: a number of glassine baggies containing cocaine; a “12-pack” containing open beers; a loaded 9mm handgun that was not registered to the defendant or his passenger; and, the defendant’s passenger provided documents that the investigating officer believed to be false. The prosecution attempted to justify the stop of the defendant’s vehicle on the basis that the vehicle was equipped with a defective exhaust system that was emitting an unreasonably loud noise…Read full Boston Criminal Drugs, Firearms Trial Report

AMESBURY SECOND OFFENSE OUI

Defendant was the subject of a motor vehicle stop by the Amesbury Police Department. The police alleged that the defendant was operating with her high beams on and failed to dim them even after being signaled to do so by an oncoming police cruiser. The officer further alleged that the defendant seemed to be unaware that her high beams were on even after she was stopped. The officer further alleged that while he was following her the defendant was weaving, and that her vehicle passed over both the center marked lane and breakdown lane. During the course of the stop, the arresting officer alleged that the defendant emitted a strong odor of alcohol; had severely bloodshot eyes; acted excitedly; stuttered and spoke in a slurred manner; and admitted to having been drinking. …Read full Boston Criminal OUI Trial Report

HEROIN TRAFFICKING AND HEROIN DISTRIBUTION

The police used information allegedly obtained from a confidential informant and began a narcotics investigation targeting the defendant. Police conducting surveillance of the defendant allegedly observed that he engaged in a number of drug transactions over several weeks. The police obtained a search warrant and conducted a search which resulted in the seizure of large quantities of heroin and cash, as well as other items relevant to the search….Read full Boston Criminal Drug Trial Report

DUI – DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE

Defendant was alleged to be drunk driving in South Boston. Defendant was also alleged to be involved in a hit and run with a taxi cab in South Boston. Boston Police stopped the defendant as he attempting to park near his home…..Read full DUI Boston Criminal Trial Report

DRUNK DRIVING – DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE

Defendant was alleged to be operating all over the road for several miles. Police stopped defendant who was alleged to have difficulty open his window, repeatedly activating door lock instead of window. Police allege defendant exhibited an odor of alcohol, slow and slurred speech, denied having a drink – then later acknowledged he had been drinking – Police allege he was unsteady on his feet, using the hood of the vehicle to maintain his balance….Read full Drunk Driving Criminal Trial Report

CRIMINAL RAPE – BOSTON CELEBRITY RAPE TRIAL

The defendant, a production manager for a high-profile internationally known Grammy award winning musician, was arrested on rape charges in Boston’s Logan Airport by customs, after returning from a USO tour to the Persian Gulf…..Read full Celebrity Criminal Rape Trial Report

DRUG POSSESSION – INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE, COCAINE POSSESSION

Defendant was unaware that substance she was carrying was a controlled substance. Police used a confidential informant to contact the target and make a series of controlled buys and she was found with cocaine on her person. As a result over 10 grams of cocaine was seized. Defense successfully argued that defendant, a poor and uneducated Colombian citizen was unaware of the fact that the substance she was ingesting herself and was distributing to the informant was cocaine. …..Read full
Criminal Drug Possession – Cocaine – Trial Report

DRUG TRAFFICKING IN COCAINE AND TRAFFICKING IN HEROIN

The state police used information allegedly obtained from a confidential informant and obtained a search warrant which authorized a search of the defendant’s home. Execution of the search warrant resulted in the seizure of large quantities of heroin, cocaine and cash. The defendant was indicted for trafficking in cocaine and trafficking in heroin. Read full Criminal Heroin Possession – Heroin Trafficking- Trial Report

OUI, OPERATING UNDER INFLUENCE, UNDERAGE OPERATOR OUI

The defendant, who was under age 21, was alleged to have been involved in a serious one car accident. She was alleged to have been driving at an excessive speed, losing control of her vehicle and crashing head on into a tree, resulting in serious injury to her passenger. Read full Under 21 OUI, Underage Drunk Driving, Criminal Trial Report

OUI , OPERATING UNDER THE INFLUENCE, SPEEDING

State Police stopped the defendant on route 95 for traveling 89 miles per hour in a posted 65 mph zone. Police alleged the defendant failed to stop in an appropriate time frame after being signaled to do so, Driving in the breakdown lane for a considerable distance and coming to an unsafe stop at the bottom of an exit on-ramp and straddling the right travel lane. Read full Boston OUI, Speeding, Drunk Driving Trial Report

DRUNK DRIVING – OUI , OPERATING UNDER THE INFLUENCE THIRD OFFENSE

Defendant, who had two prior convictions for OUI, was alleged to have swerved over the marked lane into the oncoming path of a police cruiser, forcing the cruiser off the side of the road. The arresting officer testified that he stopped the defendant, who was unable to locate the vehicle registration. The officer determined that his speech was slow, deliberate and slurred and that he smelled of alcohol. The police further alleged that defendant’s eyes were bloodshot and glassy, his face was flushed, and that the defendant admitted that he had been drinking. Read full Boston OUI, Drunk Driving – Third Offense Trial Report

DRUNK DRIVING – OUI , OPERATING UNDER THE INFLUENCE CAPE COD

Defendant was allegedly observed by Police to be operating his motor vehicle, which on multiple occasions struck the curb to his right and over-corrected by crossing over the double yellow lines in the center of road. After being stopped defendant had difficulty in retrieving his license from his wallet. Defendant displayed a strong odor of alcohol, glassy eyes and thick slurred speech. When asked what time he thought it was the defendant responded with a time that was incorrect by approximately two hours. Read full Boston OUI, Drunk Driving – Cape Cod Trial Report

DRUNK DRIVING – OUI , OPERATING UNDER THE INFLUENCE HINGHAM

Defendant was alleged to have been involved a “Road Rage” incident where he used his vehicle to chase another vehicle and repeatedly attempted to sideswipe the other vehicle, eventually forcing the other vehicle into lanes of oncoming traffic. Defendant proceeded onto interstate highway where he lost control of his vehicle, spun out of control and crashed in the median strip. Upon being approached by police Defendant displayed strong odor of alcohol, red and glassy eyes, slurred speech and admitted to having been drinking beer prior to the accident, although unable to say how many drinks he had consumed. Read full Boston OUI, Drunk Driving – Hingham Trial Report

DRUNK DRIVING – OUI , OPERATING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF INTOXICATING LIQUOR HINGHAM

The Defendant was travelling down Main Street in Hingham, when followed and ultimately stopped by the Hingham Police Department. The officer alleged that the Defendant drove erratically, crossing the center lines several times and nearly driving off the right side of the road on at least two occasions...
Read Full OUI Trial Report, Hingham District Court.

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