Articles Posted in Massachusetts Appeals Court

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today clarified the standard required for a police officer to obtain a blood sample from a person who is being investigated for driving under the influence of alcohol.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. DennisContinue reading ›

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today affirmed a man’s conviction for unlawfully carrying a firearm, concluding he did not satisfy the definition of a “new Massachusetts resident,” which would have provided him with a legal defense to the crime.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. PaulContinue reading ›

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld convictions of operating under the influence of alcohol and negligent operation against a man who drunkenly drove around a North Falmouth parking lot during the early morning hours of August 3, 2017.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Tsonis. Continue reading ›

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld a local man’s motor vehicle homicide conviction for running over a bicyclist following a night of drinking.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. AhernContinue reading ›

In a split decision, the Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld the gun conviction resulting from a motor vehicle stop by a state trooper in Lawrence.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. SilveloContinue reading ›

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today ruled that a prisoner is entitled to have his cell phones returned to him, despite the presence of sexually-explicit images of the victim on the phones.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Salmons. Continue reading ›

The Massachusetts Appeals Court yesterday upheld a district court judge’s dismissal of a case charging operating under the influence of alcohol because the police failed to issue a citation to the defendant in a timely manner.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. WerraContinue reading ›

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today concluded Barnstable police officers acted in a constitutional manner in seizing a home invasion suspect’s cell phone without a warrant.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Fencher. Continue reading ›

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld a man’s convictions for multiple sex crimes while acknowledging the prosecutor and trial judge committed repeated errors at the trial.  However, the case was sent back to superior court for re-sentencing by another judge after the Appeals Court concluded the trial judge made improper comments before imposing sentence.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Suarez. Continue reading ›