Articles Posted in Search and Seizure

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 ›

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 ›