In an important decision delivered today, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court concluded it was error for a trial judge to mention the Breathalyzer test to a jury in a case where the defendant was charged with operating under the influence of alcohol but chose not to take the test.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Wolfe. Continue Reading

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today affirmed a Dorchester woman’s conviction for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon in a case that involved her hitting her five-year-old son in the face with a belt.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. DobsonContinue Reading

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld the larceny conviction against a man who entered the home of his neighbors, who had recently been murdered, and stole property from them.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. GreenContinue Reading

In a terrible decision delivered today, the Massachusetts Appeals Court made a mockery of the  “no-fix” law, which requires a police officer to make a timely delivery of a citation following a motor vehicle violation.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. O’LearyContinue Reading