Articles Posted in Search and Seizure

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today reversed a superior court judge’s order suppressing evidence seized pursuant to a warrant that implicated the defendant in participating in the multi-million dollar burglary of a jewelry manufacturer in Attleboro in 2008.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. MurphyContinue reading ›

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today ruled that the police must ordinarily obtain a search warrant before obtaining the real-time location of a suspect’s cell phone.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. AlmonorContinue reading ›

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld a Suffolk Superior Court judge’s order suppressing a gun found during the execution of a search warrant, because the information contained in the warrant application was two months old.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. HartContinue reading ›

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today concluded a parole officer’s search of a defendant’s bedroom was unconstitutional, resulting in the suppression of drugs and drug paraphernalia.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. JudgeContinue reading ›

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court yesterday ruled that Lawrence police officers conducted an unconstitutional search by entering an apartment without a warrant.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. AriasContinue reading ›

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today concluded the strip search of a suspected drug dealer by Chelsea police officers was not supported by probable cause, and the drugs recovered during the search are therefore inadmissible at trial.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Agogo Continue reading ›

A Lowell District Court judge today agreed with Attorney Chris Spring’s argument that his client had been illegally searched by a Lowell police officer.  Accordingly, the judge ordered the bags of Fentanyl seized from the defendant’s pocket to be suppressed, which will likely result in a dismissal of the case. Continue reading ›

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today affirmed a Brockton man’s conviction for unlawfully possessing a gun, ruling his motion to suppress had been properly denied.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Santos. Continue reading ›

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today upheld the convictions of a man who was arrested for operating under the influence of marijuana and later found guilty of possessing oxycodone and cocaine in his glove compartment.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. DavisContinue reading ›