In drug prosecutions in the state courts of Massachusetts, expert witnesses may not present negative profiling evidence. In Commonwealth v. Horne, 476 Mass. 222 (2017), it was determined that the prosecution may not present evidence that “since the defendnat did not meet the physical characteristics of a drug addict, he must be a drug dealer.” The case highlights that the Commonwealth can’t use:
- Profiling Evidence;
- Negative Profiling Evidence; or
- Comparisons to Negative Stereotypes against the Defendant in a Criminal Trial.
As a result, if you are facing drug charges, contact a drug attorney who has the experience to help you. Contact Drug Attorney Shane W. Surrette at (774) 364-4605 or at [email protected] today.