Articles Posted in Motor Vehicle Crimes

The Massachusetts Appeals Court yesterday upheld a district court judge’s dismissal of a case charging operating under the influence of alcohol because the police failed to issue a citation to the defendant in a timely manner.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. WerraContinue reading ›

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today reversed a woman’s convictions for manslaughter and reckless endangerment of a child for her involvement in a car accident that killed her two young nephews.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. HardyContinue reading ›

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today reversed a man’s conviction for operating under the influence of alcohol (third offense) after concluding the prosecutor had introduced to the jury documents from the Registry of Motor Vehicles that referenced the defendant’s refusal to submit to Breathalyzer analysis on prior cases.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. CuevaContinue reading ›

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 ›