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 clarified the types of crimes that qualify for pretrial detention pursuant to the dangerousness statute.  The names of the cases are Scione v. Commonwealth and Commonwealth v. BarnesContinue 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

The Massachusetts Appeals Court yesterday ruled that a jury’s guilty verdict should stand, despite two of the six jurors initially believing the defendant was not guilty.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. DiBenedetto. Continue Reading

The Massachusetts Supreme Court today concluded a district court judge’s decision to impose a jail sentence against a defendant to allow her time to complete a drug rehabilitation program behind bars was lawful.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. PlasseContinue Reading

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today affirmed the murder conviction against a Lawrence drug dealer who shot to death a man who was seeking to buy drugs from him.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. HernandezContinue 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

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld the manslaughter conviction returned against a defendant who slammed her car into pedestrian in Springfield, killing her.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. FranceschiContinue Reading