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Articles Posted in Motor Vehicle Crimes

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 ›

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 ›

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