Charges/Criminal Complaint Counts:
- Illegal Possession of a Class B Controlled Substance.
Case Name: Withheld
Members of the Boston Police Department Drug Task Force were conducting surveillance of a high crime neighborhood, in the area of Maverick Square, East Boston. The defendant was observed meeting with a suspected drug trafficker, and officers reported that items were exchanged in a manner consistent with a street level drug transaction. The defendant was scheduled to be arraigned before the East Boston District Court, and charged with Illegal Possession of Cocaine.
Criminal Defense Attorney Vincent A. Tofani successfully argued that the Commonwealth failed to establish probable cause to support the criminal prosecution. Attorney Tofani successfully moved to dismiss the case prior to arraignment, and no record of the criminal complaint entered onto the defendant’s permanent record.
Criminal Case Results: Case Dismissed Prior to Arraignment.