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The Massachusetts Appeals Court today ruled that a Massachusetts prosecutor can read into evidence the previous testimony given by a crime victim, where the victim has subsequently died and is obviously not available to testify at the trial.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. FontanezContinue reading ›

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld a Suffolk Superior Court judge’s order suppressing a gun found during the execution of a search warrant, because the information contained in the warrant application was two months old.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. HartContinue reading ›

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today ruled that a juvenile’s age must be considered by a judge in determining whether the juvenile was subjected to the functional equivalent of an interrogation.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. QuinonesContinue reading ›

A divided panel of the Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld a superior court judge’s ruling that a level three sex offender, on probation for dissemination of child pornography, violated the terms of his probation by trying to enter an elementary school.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. MedeirosContinue reading ›

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today affirmed the conviction of a Tewksbury man for unlawfully possessing a pistol that he had legally owned while previously living in New Hampshire.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. HarrisContinue reading ›

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today concluded a parole officer’s search of a defendant’s bedroom was unconstitutional, resulting in the suppression of drugs and drug paraphernalia.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. JudgeContinue reading ›

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today ruled a statute requiring defendants convicted of possessing or distributing child pornography to wear a GPS monitor violates the state constitution.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Feliz. Continue reading ›

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today upheld the murder conviction against a Somerville man who killed an Everett stripper he had previously dated.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. FerreiraContinue reading ›

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court yesterday ruled that Lawrence police officers conducted an unconstitutional search by entering an apartment without a warrant.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. AriasContinue reading ›

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today concluded the strip search of a suspected drug dealer by Chelsea police officers was not supported by probable cause, and the drugs recovered during the search are therefore inadmissible at trial.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Agogo Continue reading ›