John Doe was convicted trafficking cocaine in a school zone and served four years of a five year sentence imposed.
Mr Doe moved to open the case because the cocaine evidence used in his trial was tested by rogue chemist Annie Dookhan.
Based on this, Mr Doe moved for a new trial which was granted, and he was released from prison pending his new trial. Rogue chemist Annie Dookhan was subsequently indicted for her testimony in Mr Doe’s original trial, but yet the Commonwealth vowed to re-prosecute Doe seeking the mandatory minimum sentence.
To bolster Mr Doe’s defense, Attorney Veronica White of White & Associates P.C. used an aggressive discovery tactic designed to force the Attorney General’s office to provide documents related to the investigation conducted into Annie Dookhan and the Hinton State Laboratory.
With MIT chemist Dr. Harvey Cohen, and her team of attorneys, Attorney White prepared a defense tactic to exclude the cocaine from being admitted into evidence because of the malfeasance of Annie Dookhan coupled with the systematic failures of the Hinton State Laboratory to maintain chain of custody, preservation, proper supervision and training.
Attorney White prepared an extensive witness list for Mr Doe’s second trial. Two weeks before trial, the Commonwealth dropped the case and entered a Nolle Prosequi. Mr Doe is free.
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