Recent Firearms Cases
Commonwealth v. D.P., (Brockton District Court, Sept. 2016)
DP was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm based on police observations that DP allegedly was seen throwing an item, later determined to be a firearm, from the passenger side of a vehicle he was travelling within. Attorney Caramanica’s defense included the introduction of photographic evidence of the vehicles involved and cross-examination of the police officer to demonstrate that the police officer could not have observed what he claimed to have observed and that it was most likely the firearm was thrown across the front seat and outside of the window by the driver – who was not even charged. The jury returned a not guilty verdict on all charges.
Commonwealth v. J.F. (Plymouth District Court, January, 2019)
JF was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon based on allegations that he discharged a firearm, found in a vehicle in which he was stopped, in the area of people. Attorney Caramanica successfully suppressed evidence that the item found was a gun because the prosecution failed to timely provide a ballistic certificate. At trial, there was insufficient evidence to identify the item as a firearm. JF was found not guilty after a jury waived trial.
Commonwealth v. M.B. (Fall River District Court, Sept. 2009)
MB was present at a home during the execution of a search warrant. He was charged with unlawful possession of Class B substance and unlawful possession of a firearm. At trial, Attorney Caramanica focused on the inconsistent police testimony as to MB’s behavior, as well as the lack of forensic evidence linking MB to any of the items. After a 2 day jury trial, the Class B possession was dismissed at trial and the jury returned a verdict of not guilty on the firearms charge.
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