John Doe was charged with possession of a firearm and possession with intent to distribute marijuana. The defendant was pulled over by the police, and because they claimed to have smelled marijuana, they searched his car. Subsequently, they found three guns, including one high capacity weapon, and a quantity of marijuana in his trunk. John Doe was facing seven years of jail time.
White & Associates initially defended this case before the Central Division of the Boston Municipal Court, and prevailed in its motion to suppress the firearms and narcotics found within the motor vehicle, arguing that the search was unconstitutional. The case was then appealed to the Supreme Judicial Court (SJC), which is the highest court in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. White & Associates again prevailed and the SJC upheld the lower court’s ruling.
The suppression of the evidence lead to the case being dismissed on all counts.
This case was found to be one of the five top and most influential cases of 2008.
About White & Associates, P. C.
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