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The Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld a guilty finding against a man who possessed a picture of a young girl who was wearing lingerie that exposed her breast.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Graziano. Continue reading ›

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today reversed a man’s conviction for violating a restraining order where the Commonwealth failed to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant had been served with, or was otherwise aware of, the existence of the order.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Tiernan.   Continue reading ›

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today reversed a man’s convictions for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon after concluding the trial judge improperly excluded prospective jurors who said they would view witnesses who uttered racial slurs in a negative light.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. AlvesContinue reading ›

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 ›

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