Defendant was charged with Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), Distribution of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), Possession of a Controlled Substance With Intent to Distribute (Methamphetamine), and Aiding and Abetting. She accepted a guilty plea to Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine) and was facing a mandatory minimum federal guidelines sentence of 10 years. Due to Ms. Connolly’s efforts and advocacy, the judge departed from the guidelines and imposed a sentence of time served.
Defendant who has several domestic violence convictions was charged with felony domestic battery by strangulation. Ms. Connolly successfully negotiated the charge down to a first offense misdemeanor domestic violence with counseling and community service.