Drugs, Firearms Trial Report

CHELSEA DISTRICT COURT

CRIMINAL DRUG CHARGES ALLEGED:

  • ILLEGAL POSSESSION OF A LARGE-CAPACITY FIREARM
  • IMPROPER OPERATION OF A MOTOR VEHICLE
  • POSSESSION OF OPEN CONTAINERS OF ALCOHOL IN A MOTOR VEHICLE
  • POSSESSION OF CLASS “B” DRUGS WITH THE INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE

CASE DETAILS:

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.

Defense counsel successfully challenged the legitimacy of the motor vehicle stop conducted upon the defendant, and any searches conducted thereafter. Further, defense counsel successfully argued that the initial motor vehicle stop was unlawful because it violated both of the constitutions of the United States and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The defense successfully utilized expert witnesses to challenge the basis for the stop of the vehicle.

NAME OF CASE:

Withheld.

CRIMINAL DRUG LAWYER CASE RESULTS:

Any and all evidence obtained from the motor vehicle stop was suppressed. Accordingly, all of the charges against the defendant were dismissed.

CRIMINAL DRUG DEFENSE LAWYER:

Francis T. O’Brien Jr., PARKER | SCHEER LLP, Boston

CRIMINAL LAWYER CASE KEYWORDS:

Class “B” Drug, Possession with the Intent to Distribute Drugs, Illegal Possession of a Large Capacity Firearm, Investigative Stop, Search and Seizure, Suppression of Evidence, Dismissal of Charges

CONTACT A BOSTON CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER

Francis T. O’Brien has over twenty years experience involving a broad spectrum of criminal drug cases, including, but not limited to: Drug Trafficking, Possession of Drugs with the Intent to Distribute, possession of Class “B” Drug, and, Conspiracy to Violate Drug Laws. Criminal Defense Lawyer Francis T. O’Brien, Jr. is one of the top criminal defense lawyers in Boston, and he has helped many criminal defendants avoid convictions in nearly all areas of criminal defense law.

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