Articles Posted in Massachusetts Appeals Court

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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A divided panel of the Massachusetts Appeals Court today overturned a Boston Municipal Court judge’s order suppressing drug evidence that was discovered when Boston cops searched a brothel without a warrant.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. OwensContinue Reading

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today affirmed the second-degree murder conviction of a man who, while fleeing the cops in October of 2012, caused a seven-car crash that killed a woman.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. MooreContinue Reading

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today affirmed a defendant’s conviction for sexually assaulting a nine-year-old girl, despite acknowledging the trial judge had improperly admitted evidence that the defendant had viewed adult pornography.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. HamptonContinue Reading

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today affirmed a Chicago man’s conviction for tagging a train at the Alewife station, but reversed his convictions for more than a dozen other vandalism incidents at two other Boston train stations.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. BiesiotContinue Reading

A divided panel of the Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld a man’s conviction for possessing a burglarious instrument near a convenience store that had recently been the target of an attempted break in.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. RiveraContinue Reading

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today ruled Boston police officers acted unlawfully in chasing a man involved in a marijuana investigation into his house after he fled the scene.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. MartinContinue Reading

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld a Springfield District Court judge’s decision to suppress a gun by concluding the police were engaged in an unlawful protective sweep when the gun was discovered.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. SaywahnContinue Reading