Articles Posted in Drug and Gun Crimes

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 ›

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today affirmed the conviction of a man who was convicted of a drug dealing crime after he was stopped in Chelsea because he was drinking in public.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. BonesContinue reading ›

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today ruled Boston police officers acted properly in obtaining the cell site location information (CSLI) for the defendant’s phone in order to locate her and remove a gun from the trunk of her car.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. RaspberryContinue reading ›

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court concluded yesterday that a judge has the authority to order a defendant on probation to refrain from using drugs, even if the defendant is addicted to drugs.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Eldred. Continue reading ›

In a sharply-divided opinion published yesterday, the Massachusetts Appeals Court reversed a district court judge’s decision that Chelsea police officers had conducted an unlawful strip search on a suspected drug dealer.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. AgogoContinue reading ›