On August 30, 2012 the state drug lab was ordered closed by the Governor of Massachusetts. The Massachusetts State Police conducted an investigation and found out that a chemist was not following protocols. Specifically, the chemist is accused of mixing samples and adding weights to the samples. This chemist was mixing samples and over-weighing results. the chemist may now be charged with a crime and all samples may be contaminated. All drugs tested in Massachusetts may be contaminated. This is quite possibly the worst scandal in the Massachusetts criminal justice system. The Governor, District Attorney and State Police have all said that there is a possibility of people having been wrongfully convicted.
Wrongful Drug Convictions in Massachusetts
Because drugs need to be certified by a chemist in Massachusetts in order for a conviction it is likely that there have been many wrongful convictions in Massachusetts. Reports state that the lying chemist may have impacted over 34,000 defendants in Massachusetts a long period. If you know someone they may be able to get help not.
If you have been convicted of a drug offense in Massachusetts you need to speak with an attorney today. Attorney Patrick Donovan can help. Attorney Donovan is a former prosecutor that can help you with you Massachusetts drug conviction. Attorney Donovan can
- File Motions to set aside verdicts and
- Make motions for new trials can be made
- Make motions to have people be released from jail
Call today and set up a free consultation regarding your possible wrongful Massachusetts drug conviction
Attorney Patrick Donovan at 617 479-1800 .
Exonerated Drug Cases in Massachusetts