2006


MIDDLESEX SUPERIOR COURT--October 5, 2006
HEROIN TRAFFICKING AND SCHOOL ZONE CHARGES DISMISSED

Defendant charged with trafficking in heroin in excess of 100 grams and violation of the drug laws within 100 feet of a public park or playground. If convicted, defendant faced mandatory minimum sentence of 12 years in state prison. Attorney Wheeler filed a motion to dismiss all charges on the ground that the government failed to present sufficient evidence before the Grand Jury to establish probable cause. The motion to dismiss was allowed by the court and all charges dismissed.


MIDDLESEX SUPERIOR COURT--July 26, 2006
FRAMINGHAM MAN ACQUITTED ON RAPE CHARGE

A Framingham man who was the manager of a local business was indicted by a Middlesex County Grand Jury and charged with the rape of an employee at the place of business. The case was prepared, investigated and tried by Attorney Robert J. Wheeler. After a seven day trial before a judge and jury the defendant was found not guilty.


SUFFOLK SUPERIOR COURT--May 15, 2006
DRUG (HEROIN) CONSPIRACY CHARGE DISMISSED

Defendant was indicted by a Suffolk County Grand jury on a charge of conspiracy to violate the drug laws. The case involved an investigation by Boston Police that culminated in the search of an automobile where heroin was discovered. Attorney Wheeler filed and argued a Motion to Dismiss the indictment contending that the prosecution failed to present sufficient evidence before the Grand Jury to establish probable cause to issue the indictment. The court agreed and the case was dismissed.