Commonwealth v. Escobar

SJC-12430
Argue Date: Monday February 5, 2018
*Summary:   Criminal-- The defendant is seeking to vacate a drug conviction and dismiss the case, claiming the need for an investigation involving drug testing in light of past wrongdoing by chemists who performed drug testing on behalf of the Commonwealth.
Justices: Gants, C.J., Gaziano, Budd, Cypher, Kafker, JJ.
Appellant: Justino Escobar
Counsel for Appellant: James P. McKenna, Esquire
Appellee: Commonwealth
Counsel for Appellee: Vincent J. DeMore, A.D.A. John P. Zanini, A.D.A.
Court Appealed From: Suffolk Superior Court
Lower Court Judge: Christine M. Roach, J.
Route to SJC: Direct Appellate Review
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