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The Massachusetts Appeals Court today reversed a Suffolk Superior Court judge’s decision that denied the defendant’s motion to suppress a gun and drugs found in his clothes following an arrest by an undercover Boston cop.  The Appeals Court ruled the cop lacked reasonable suspicion to detain the defendant.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Chin-ClarkeContinue reading ›

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today reversed a Framingham District Court judge’s suppression order in a drunk driving case, concluding a police officer had reasonable suspicion to stop the car the defendant was driving.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Puac-CucContinue reading ›

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today overturned a defendant’s conviction for violating a restraining order, concluding that the Commonwealth had not proven a message sent to his ex-girlfriend from his Instagram account was written by him.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. McMannContinue reading ›

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today reversed a district court judge’s ruling that a police officer lacked constitutional authority to stop a car where the passenger was hanging out of the passenger’s side window.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Kaplan. Continue reading ›

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today agreed with a Worcester Superior Court judge that a man buying drugs was properly stopped and searched, which led to his conviction for possessing Oxycodone.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Santa Maria. Continue reading ›

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today reversed an alleged drug dealer’s convictions because a police officer violated the defendant’s constitutional rights by answering his cell phone.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Barrett. Continue reading ›

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today concluded that a district court judge had properly dismissed a reckless endangerment charge against a Lakeville man whose daughter had consumed a Suboxone pill.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. CostaContinue reading ›

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today ruled that parts of an accused murderer’s statement to the police cannot be used at trial because he was not provided with his Miranda warnings.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. PinneyContinue reading ›

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today upheld a Somerville man’s murder conviction after the defendant shot the victim during an attempted armed robbery.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. MartinContinue reading ›

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