Articles Posted in Massachusetts Appeals Court

A divided panel of the Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld a superior court judge’s ruling that a level three sex offender, on probation for dissemination of child pornography, violated the terms of his probation by trying to enter an elementary school.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. MedeirosContinue reading ›

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today concluded a parole officer’s search of a defendant’s bedroom was unconstitutional, resulting in the suppression of drugs and drug paraphernalia.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. JudgeContinue reading ›

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld second-degree murder convictions against two men who assisted a fellow inmate in murdering an elderly inmate at Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. ConnorsContinue reading ›

In a decision delivered today, the Massachusetts Appeals Court concluded a police officer’s incomplete recitation of Miranda warnings to a suspected sex offender was good enough to allow the defendant’s statement to be admitted to the jury.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. LajoieContinue reading ›

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today affirmed a second-degree murder conviction against a defendant who participated in the fatal shooting of a man who was boarding a bus in Roxbury in 2013.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Bannister. Continue reading ›

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today reversed a man’s conviction for operating under the influence of alcohol (third offense) after concluding the prosecutor had introduced to the jury documents from the Registry of Motor Vehicles that referenced the defendant’s refusal to submit to Breathalyzer analysis on prior cases.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. CuevaContinue reading ›

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 ›

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 Appeals Court yesterday ruled that a jury’s guilty verdict should stand, despite two of the six jurors initially believing the defendant was not guilty.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. DiBenedetto. Continue reading ›