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Articles Posted in Motor Vehicle Crimes

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today reversed a Framingham District Court judge’s suppression order in a drunk driving case, concluding a police officer had reasonable suspicion to stop the car the defendant was driving.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Puac-CucContinue reading ›

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today reversed a district court judge’s ruling that a police officer lacked constitutional authority to stop a car where the passenger was hanging out of the passenger’s side window.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Kaplan. Continue reading ›

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today ruled that possessing an open container of alcohol in a car is a civil violation, rather than a criminal offense.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Mansur. Continue 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 ›

In a divided opinion delivered today, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court upheld a defendant’s conviction for operating under the influence of alcohol by ruling it was proper for the police to stop him after watching him briefly cross over the fog line.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. LaroseContinue 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 ›

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