Articles Posted in Motor Vehicle Crimes

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today reversed a Boston Municipal Court judge’s decision to reinstate a defendant’s driver’s license seven years after his acquittal for operating under the influence of alcohol (fourth offense).  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. RichardsContinue Reading

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld convictions against a defendant for motor vehicle crimes, holding that the trial judge properly handled a situation where a juror made a racist joke before jury deliberations began.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. HartContinue 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

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 Appeals Court today upheld the conviction of a Peabody man who fled the scene after a motorcyclist slammed into his car on a Lynn street in July of 2013.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. McEvoyContinue Reading

In an important decision delivered today, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court concluded it was error for a trial judge to mention the Breathalyzer test to a jury in a case where the defendant was charged with operating under the influence of alcohol but chose not to take the test.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Wolfe. Continue Reading