Murder 1, jury trial
Commonwealth v. C.K.
The client was accused of being the driver in a New Bedford roadway shooting and charged with murder (joint venture theory of liability). He was facing life in prison. Brad and his co-counsel used extensive pretrial motions to exclude improper and potentially damaging evidence, and were able to successfully challenge the identification given by the Commonwealth’s main cooperating witness through vigorous, effective cross-examination. The Bristol County jury returned a unanimous (and exceedingly rare for a Murder 1 case) not guilty verdict, astonishingly in less than an hour.
Rape of a child, jury trial
Commonwealth v. T.H.
A local youth soccer coach, the client was accused of raping one of his former players. By emphasizing inconsistent witness statements and exposing evidentiary deficiencies regarding his client, Brad was able to obtain unanimous not guilty verdicts from the Middlesex County jury.
Rape, jury trial
Commonwealth v. L.D.
A Division I lacrosse player, the client was accused of alleged date rape. After extensive and in depth discovery review, Brad and his team not only challenged the Commonwealth’s use and application of the First Complaint law in Massachusetts, but also presented a technologically savvy defense using the complaining witness’s own social media/Facebook postings to demonstrate her claims were meritless, and likely the product of consensual encounter being turned into a he-said she-said claim of wrongdoing when the complaining witness’s parents got involved. The Middlesex County jury returned a unanimous not guilty verdict. Brad was not only able to keep the client out of jail and off a sex offender registry, but vindicating his client allowed him to remain on scholarship and eventually to complete his degree.
Incendiary device, jury trial
United States v. M.V.
A local businessman, the client was charged with allegedly firebombing an occupied apartment building with an improvised incendiary device/home-made bomb in Lowell. Brad and his team used their subpoena power to compel the production of extensive business and RMV records, and presented expert witnesses to demonstrate the vast number of other possible suspects. Through vigorous and unrelenting cross-examination Brad was able to successfully challenge the government witness’s identification of his client. The United States (Boston) federal jury returned unanimous not guilty verdicts.
Perjury, obstructing justice, not guilty jury trial
United States v. D.L.
A southeastern MA police officer accused of corruption and organized crime association turned to Brad and his team to keep him out of federal prison and on the force, with his reputation and pension intact. Brad was able to demonstrate to the jury that the officer was the victim of circumstance and an unfounded inquisition. The United States (Boston) federal jury returned unanimous not guilty verdicts.