Articles Posted in Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today upheld the murder conviction against a mentally ill man who viciously stabbed his estranged girlfriend to death.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. WaweruContinue Reading

In an interesting decision delivered today, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court reversed a defendant’s conviction for intimidation of a witness because the defendant’s intimidating conduct occurred before a crime had been committed.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. FragataContinue Reading

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court concluded yesterday that a judge has the authority to order a defendant on probation to refrain from using drugs, even if the defendant is addicted to drugs.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Eldred. Continue Reading

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court unanimously reversed the Appeals Court yesterday in an important decision that reaffirms police officers must issue motor vehicle citations in a timely manner.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. O’LearyContinue Reading

An unusual fact pattern led the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court to reverse a man’s murder conviction because the Commonwealth did not prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the murder happened in Massachusetts.  The name of the case, which was delivered today, is Commonwealth v. Combs. Continue Reading

In an important decision delivered yesterday, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court limited the reach of a law that imposes a mandatory minimum jail sentence on a specific type of license suspension crime.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Nascimento Continue Reading

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today reversed a man’s conviction for stalking his ex-girlfriend, ruling that several errors committed by the judge prevented him from receiving a fair trial.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. TorresContinue Reading

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today reversed the murder conviction of an alleged drug dealer who was accused of shooting to death another drug dealer in a Boston apartment.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. DraytonContinue Reading