Articles Posted in Drug and Gun Crimes

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today reversed the murder conviction of an alleged drug dealer who was accused of shooting to death another drug dealer in a Boston apartment.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. DraytonContinue Reading

The Massachusetts Appeals Court yesterday ruled that Northeastern University police officers unconstitutionally detained a man who was later found to be carrying a handgun.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. HarrisContinue Reading

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today affirmed a drug dealer’s conviction despite the prosecution’s improper admission of so-called negative profiling evidence against him.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. SutherlandContinue Reading

The Massachusetts Appeals Court yesterday upheld the heroin trafficking and school zone convictions against a man who was dealing heroin near an elementary school in Billerica.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Polanco. Continue Reading

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today reversed a man’s conviction for heroin trafficking when it was discovered that disgraced former state chemist Annie Dookhan had analyzed the purported drugs and the prosecutor did not present sufficient independent evidence to establish the substance in question was heroin.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Rodriguez. Continue Reading

In a troubling decision issued today, the Massachusetts Appeals Court upheld a district court judge’s ruling that allowed a police officer to seize the defendant, later found to be carrying a gun, for no reason other than he was walking next to a man who was wanted for a prior shooting.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. RamirezContinue Reading

The Middlesex District Attorney’s Office was forced to dismiss drug dealing charges against Attorney Chris Spring’s client this week after a judge allowed Attorney Spring’s motion to suppress the seized heroin and cocaine. Continue Reading

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today ruled it was proper for a Suffolk Superior Court judge to prohibit certain individuals from attending a murder trial with overtones of gang violence and witness intimidation.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. FernandesContinue Reading