Articles Posted in Drug and Gun Crimes

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court yesterday affirmed the murder conviction of a man who helped his codefendant gun down a 14-year-old boy on a Dorchester street.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. LopesContinue Reading

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld a Maine man’s convictions for illegally possessing two loaded guns in Boston, even though the assistant district attorney asked a series of inappropriate questions to one of the defendant’s witnesses.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. KnowlesContinue Reading

A Lowell District Court judge today ruled a Billerica police officer violated Attorney Chris Spring’s client’s constitutional rights when he searched the defendant’s car without his consent.  As a result, the case against the defendant has been dismissed. Continue Reading

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today ruled that Springfield police officers lacked constitutional authority to search a car associated with an alleged drug dealer which resulted in the seizure of a large amount of heroin and a gun.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. LunaContinue Reading

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today affirmed the murder conviction against a Charlestown man who participated in the home invasion of an alleged drug dealer that resulted in the alleged drug dealer’s son’s death.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. SullivanContinue Reading

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today reversed a superior court judge’s determination that Lawrence cops acted unconstitutionally by forcing their way into an apartment without a warrant to investigate the report of a man with a gun.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Arias. Continue Reading

A split panel of the Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld the delinquency finding (juvenile speak for conviction) against a boy who was convicted of possessing cocaine in a car in which he was riding.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Ormond O.

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