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The National Trial Lawyers

A Lowell District Court judge today dismissed serious firearms charges against Attorney Chris Spring’s client after Attorney Spring successfully argued the stop that led to the discovery of the gun was unconstitutional.  As a result, the defendant will not be subject to the mandatory minimum 18-month jail sentence that accompanies the charges he was facing. Continue reading ›

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today clarified the constitutional standard that must be satisfied by the Commonwealth to uphold a police officer’s exit order and patfrisk of a motorist.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Torres-Pagan. Continue reading ›

The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today that a juvenile court judge properly admitted “first-complaint” testimony against a teenager who was convicted of raping his young cousin.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Alce. Continue reading ›

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today affirmed a Bourne man’s conviction for strangling his girlfriend, holding that the evidence was sufficient to support the jury’s guilty finding.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. RogersContinue reading ›

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today agreed with the Appeals Court that a superior court judge had erroneously ruled a large amount of cocaine has been properly seized by the police.  The SJC’s ruling means the drugs will no longer be admissible at the defendant’s trial and he will likely go free.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Barreto. Continue reading ›

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today reversed a defendant’s conviction for carrying a loaded firearm, concluding that the evidence was insufficient to prove the defendant knew the gun was loaded.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. GraysonContinue reading ›