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  • Result: Dismissed
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  • Result: Not Guilty
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ATTORNEY POWDERLY GETS CHARGES DISMISSED AGAINST HIS CLIENT ACCUSED OF TRAFFICKING APPROX 600 GRAMS OF COCAINE

One of the great thrills of being a criminal defense attorney is when you are able to keep a good man out of jail.  Especially when the charges are for crimes as absurd and draconian as the current trafficking statutes in Massachusetts.  This past week, I obtained an outright dismissal of charges against my client for trafficking approximately 600 grams of cocaine.  Trafficking cocaine in an amount of 200 grams or more carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years in state prison. To make matters worse, it is the general policy of District Attorney’s throughout Massachusetts to either not reduce down the charge or at most to reduce the charge down one step to a mandatory 10 year state prison sentence.