Case Dismissed: Trafficking and Intent to Distribute

In 2007, John Doe, was initially charged in Worcester District Court with trafficking over 14 grams of a Class B controlled substance and possession with intent to distribute a Class D controlled substance. Mr Doe plead guilty to a lesser charge which was handled by a prior lawyer.

Mr. Doe then faced an immigration detainer that arose from this conviction, which placed him at risk for being deported back to his native county. Attorney Veronica White and Attorney Max Bauer of White & Associates P.C. prepared and filed a motion to vacate this conviction. They argued that Mr. Doe, a non-citizen, was not properly warned of the immigration consequences of accepting a guilty plea as required by law. Attorney Bauer argued the motion in court and convinced the judge to vacate the guilty plea immediately.

With the motion to vacate allowed, Attorney White insisted that the case be scheduled for a probable cause hearing. When the government was not prepared to proceed, Attorney White convinced the Court to dismiss all charges without prejudice because of the Commonwealth’s failure demonstrate good cause for continuing a probable cause hearing to another date.

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