Articles Posted in Criminal Law

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 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

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today affirmed the conviction of a Waltham man who was caught removing smoke detectors from an apartment building (without first obtaining a permit) and throwing them away.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. GraftonContinue Reading

In an important decision delivered today, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court reminded trial judges that the purpose of bail is not to detain criminal defendants pending trial.  The name of the case is Brangan v. CommonwealthContinue Reading

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today affirmed the principle that an attorney who was a witness to an alleged crime ordinarily cannot then represent the defendant in court.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Delnegro. Continue Reading

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today reversed the disorderly conduct conviction of a man who was involuntarily transported to the psychiatric wing of a hospital before scuffling with security officers.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. AccimeContinue Reading