Articles Posted in Motor Vehicle Crimes

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

In a terrible decision delivered today, the Massachusetts Appeals Court made a mockery of the  “no-fix” law, which requires a police officer to make a timely delivery of a citation following a motor vehicle violation.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. O’LearyContinue Reading

In an important decision delivered today, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that a police officer who is not qualified as drug recognition expert may not tell the jury he believed a motorist arrested for OUI-Drugs was under the influence of marijuana.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. GerhardtContinue Reading

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today affirmed the second-degree murder conviction of a man who, while fleeing the cops in October of 2012, caused a seven-car crash that killed a woman.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. MooreContinue Reading

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today ruled a defendant who has been found not guilty of operating under the influence of alcohol under one theory of liability can be prosecuted again for the same incident under a different theory of liability.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Hebb. Continue Reading