Possession with Intent to Distribute, CASE DISMISSED

March 20th 2008
Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine
Client, a fifteen year old, was out on "Liberty Pass" from his commitment at the Department of Youth Services when he was charged with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon. The police report alleged that client fired a weapon at accuser and his girlfriend. However, the defense investigation discovered facts to the contrary. After an examination of the forensic evidence, review of 911 transcripts, fingerprint evidence, and a search warrant, Defense knew that not only was the client innocent but it could be proven at trial. The young man was potentially facing several years of incarceration since he was indicted as a Youthful Offender. Defense answered ready for trial but with limited evidence at their disposal the Commonwealth was not positioned to proceed.