Articles Posted in Drug and Gun Crimes

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld a defendant’s convictions for drug trafficking and illegal possession of a gun after the police caught him in the midst of a home invasion in his neighbor’s apartment.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. WoodsContinue reading ›

A Lowell District Court judge today agreed with Attorney Chris Spring’s argument that his client had been illegally searched by a Lowell police officer.  Accordingly, the judge ordered the bags of Fentanyl seized from the defendant’s pocket to be suppressed, which will likely result in a dismissal of the case. Continue reading ›

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today affirmed a Brockton man’s conviction for unlawfully possessing a gun, ruling his motion to suppress had been properly denied.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Santos. Continue reading ›

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today upheld the convictions of a man who was arrested for operating under the influence of marijuana and later found guilty of possessing oxycodone and cocaine in his glove compartment.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. DavisContinue reading ›

The Massachusetts Supreme Court today concluded a district court judge’s decision to impose a jail sentence against a defendant to allow her time to complete a drug rehabilitation program behind bars was lawful.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. PlasseContinue reading ›

A sharply-divided panel of the Massachusetts Appeals Court today voted 3-2 to reverse a district court judge’s denial of a defendant’s motion to suppress evidence following a search of his car during a traffic stop.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. DarosaContinue reading ›

In a divided opinion, a panel of the Massachusetts Appeals Court today ruled 2-1 that a large amount of cocaine recovered from a car following a motor vehicle stop will be suppressed.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Barreto. Continue reading ›

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today reversed a defendant’s conviction for possessing heroin and cocaine where the drugs were removed from his rectum without the necessary warrant.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. JeannisContinue reading ›

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today reversed a Lawrence man’s conviction for illegally carrying a firearm because the police arrested him without first establishing probable cause he was committing a crime.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. SantiagoContinue reading ›

The Massachusetts Appeals Court yesterday affirmed multiple gun convictions against a defendant who had argued the cops improperly removed him from a pickup truck and then searched the center console, finding a loaded gun.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. GalarzaContinue reading ›