Veronica White, Pixley’s lawyer, said prosecutors overestimate their evidence against her client.
“The prosecution’s job is to make sure that justice is done, and an indictment based on evidence that has been contaminated simply doesn’t comport with the constitution,” White said.
On Tuesday, a Norfolk County judge allowed a convict once described in the Globe as a “walking crime wave” to go free on $50,000 bail because the drug evidence used to convict him was analyzed by Dookhan.
Mark L. Webb, who once shot at two police officers trying to arrest him, was allowed to post bail and ordered to remain at home and wear a monitoring bracelet.
David Traub, a spokesman for Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey, said prosecutors are analyzing each potentially affected case to assess whether evidence not related to the drug lab is strong enough to make the case that a defendant should not be released.
“Even if at the end of the investigation and everything else, the drug charges are not viable, there are still gun charges there,” Traub said.
Webb’s attorney, Rosemary Scapicchio, said all the cases that have been tainted by the drug lab scandal should be thrown out.
If the criminal justice system did not work the way it was supposed to, Scapicchio said, then the defendants should go free.