The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today affirmed the first-degree murder conviction against a man who viciously stabbed his girlfriend to death in front of their teenage daughter.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. PiantedosiContinue Reading

The Massachusetts Appeals Court yesterday reversed a superior court judge’s decision to dismiss some charges related to a bar fight at a restaurant in Plymouth that left the victim with serious injuries to his head.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. JohnsonContinue Reading

A Lowell District Court judge today ruled a Billerica police officer violated Attorney Chris Spring’s client’s constitutional rights when he searched the defendant’s car without his consent.  As a result, the case against the defendant has been dismissed. Continue Reading

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today ruled that Springfield police officers lacked constitutional authority to search a car associated with an alleged drug dealer which resulted in the seizure of a large amount of heroin and a gun.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. LunaContinue Reading

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today ruled that a man who was convicted and sentenced to jail for illegally carrying a knife is not entitled to compensation under the Erroneous Convictions Statute, despite having had his conviction reversed by the Appeals Court.  The name of the case is Peterson v. Commonwealth. Continue Reading

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today upheld the murder conviction against a Haverhill man who killed his girlfriend in 2002.  The defendant had argued at trial that he was temporarily insane at the time of the killing, as he was suffering from the side-effects of an antiviral drug he had been taking to treat his hepatitis C.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. FacellaContinue Reading

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today affirmed the murder conviction against a Charlestown man who participated in the home invasion of an alleged drug dealer that resulted in the alleged drug dealer’s son’s death.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. SullivanContinue Reading

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today reversed a superior court judge’s determination that Lawrence cops acted unconstitutionally by forcing their way into an apartment without a warrant to investigate the report of a man with a gun.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Arias. Continue Reading

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court yesterday affirmed the conviction of a 19-year-old Chelsea man who was found guilty of murdering his mother.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Cartright. Continue Reading