Articles Posted in Motor Vehicle Crimes

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 ›

The Massachusetts Appeals Court yesterday upheld a defendant’s conviction for defrauding an insurance company after the defendant lied about hitting an animal with his car.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. DriscollContinue reading ›

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today determined that a motorist had been properly stopped pursuant to a sobriety roadblock, despite the fact that several of the police officers had not performed their duties pursuant to the operations plan.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. BakerContinue reading ›