The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today affirmed the murder conviction against a Lawrence drug dealer who shot to death a man who was seeking to buy drugs from him.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. HernandezContinue Reading

A sharply-divided panel of the Massachusetts Appeals Court today voted 3-2 to reverse a district court judge’s denial of a defendant’s motion to suppress evidence following a search of his car during a traffic stop.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. DarosaContinue Reading

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld the manslaughter conviction returned against a defendant who slammed her car into pedestrian in Springfield, killing her.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. FranceschiContinue Reading

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court yesterday rejected a convicted murderer’s plea for a new trial, concluding that the prosecutor presented sufficient evidence for his conviction.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. AndradeContinue Reading

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today ruled there was probable cause to charge a man with criminal harassment after he allegedly attached GPS monitors to the cars belonging to a married couple he had never met.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. BrennanContinue Reading

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today determined that a defendant’s conviction for first-degree murder should be reduced to second-degree murder, which will potentially allow the defendant to be released on parole in the future.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Salazar. Continue Reading

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld a man’s gun and assault convictions, rejecting his claim that the Massachusetts rule that required him to retreat before using force in self-defense violated his constitutional rights.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Leoner-AguirreContinue Reading

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today reversed a district court judge’s decision to dismiss a charge of reckless endangerment of a child against a woman whose three-year-old daughter was found alone on a nearby playground.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. SantosContinue Reading