Articles Posted in Search and Seizure

A sharply-divided panel of the Massachusetts Appeals Court today voted 3-2 to reverse a district court judge’s denial of a defendant’s motion to suppress evidence following a search of his car during a traffic stop.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. DarosaContinue reading ›

In a divided opinion, a panel of the Massachusetts Appeals Court today ruled 2-1 that a large amount of cocaine recovered from a car following a motor vehicle stop will be suppressed.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Barreto. Continue reading ›

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today ruled that the police did not act unreasonably in waiting 85 days to obtain a warrant to search a defendant’s cell phones when the phones were already being held by the police pending trial.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Arthur. Continue reading ›

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today reversed a defendant’s conviction for possessing heroin and cocaine where the drugs were removed from his rectum without the necessary warrant.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. JeannisContinue reading ›

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today reversed a Lawrence man’s conviction for illegally carrying a firearm because the police arrested him without first establishing probable cause he was committing a crime.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. SantiagoContinue reading ›

The Massachusetts Appeals Court yesterday affirmed multiple gun convictions against a defendant who had argued the cops improperly removed him from a pickup truck and then searched the center console, finding a loaded gun.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. GalarzaContinue reading ›

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today affirmed the conviction of a man who was convicted of a drug dealing crime after he was stopped in Chelsea because he was drinking in public.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. BonesContinue reading ›

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today ruled Boston police officers acted properly in obtaining the cell site location information (CSLI) for the defendant’s phone in order to locate her and remove a gun from the trunk of her car.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. RaspberryContinue reading ›