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The Massachusetts Appeals Court today concluded that a district court judge had properly dismissed a reckless endangerment charge against a Lakeville man whose daughter had consumed a Suboxone pill.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. CostaContinue reading ›

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today ruled that parts of an accused murderer’s statement to the police cannot be used at trial because he was not provided with his Miranda warnings.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. PinneyContinue reading ›

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today ruled Boston police officers has acted unlawfully in stopping and searching a man on a public street near Franklin Field Park in Dorchester.  Accordingly, the gun found in the man’s pocket will be suppressed and his case will be dismissed.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Kearse. Continue reading ›

The Massachusetts Appeals Court delivered an opinion today concluding that a non-motorized camper qualified as a “vehicle” when it was attached to the defendant’s pickup truck.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Davenport. Continue reading ›

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld a former Salem police officer’s conviction for sexually assaulting a man who was in protective custody at the police station.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Butler. Continue reading ›

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today affirmed a woman’s convictions for multiple crimes, including mayhem, after determining the evidence was sufficient to prove she directed one of her employees to cut off the finger of another of her employees.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. SilviaContinue reading ›

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld a superior court judge’s decision to suppress more than 100 grams of cocaine discovered during the execution of a search warrant at a New Bedford apartment, concluding that the warrant failed to establish probable cause to believe drugs would be discovered in the defendant’s home.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. PonteContinue reading ›

The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today that a juvenile court judge properly admitted “first-complaint” testimony against a teenager who was convicted of raping his young cousin.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Alce. Continue reading ›

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today affirmed a Bourne man’s conviction for strangling his girlfriend, holding that the evidence was sufficient to support the jury’s guilty finding.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. RogersContinue reading ›

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