The Middlesex District Attorney’s Office was forced to dismiss drug dealing charges against Attorney Chris Spring’s client this week after a judge allowed Attorney Spring’s motion to suppress the seized heroin and cocaine. Continue Reading

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today ruled it was proper for a Suffolk Superior Court judge to prohibit certain individuals from attending a murder trial with overtones of gang violence and witness intimidation.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. FernandesContinue Reading

Following a recent evidentiary hearing in Lowell District Court, a judge has ruled that Attorney Chris Spring’s client was subjected to an unconstitutional interrogation by Lowell police officers that led to the discovery of heroin.  Because of the officers’ improper conduct, the judge suppressed the drugs and the assistant district attorney was forced to dismiss the case. Continue Reading

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today concluded the Massachusetts statute that allows crime victims to personally address the judge who is about to impose sentence on defendants is constitutional.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. McGonagleContinue Reading

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court yesterday affirmed the murder conviction of a man who helped his codefendant gun down a 14-year-old boy on a Dorchester street.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. LopesContinue Reading

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld a Maine man’s convictions for illegally possessing two loaded guns in Boston, even though the assistant district attorney asked a series of inappropriate questions to one of the defendant’s witnesses.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. KnowlesContinue Reading

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today rejected a convicted sex offender’s motion to withdraw his guilty pleas to sexually assaulting three women in the town of Montague, which is located in the northwest part of the Commonwealth.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. LastowskiContinue Reading

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today ruled it was proper for police officers to question a man who was under investigation for his role as an alleged pimp about a hotel key found in his pocket when he was placed under arrest.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. BarbosaContinue Reading

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today affirmed the first-degree murder conviction against a man who viciously stabbed his girlfriend to death in front of their teenage daughter.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. PiantedosiContinue Reading

The Massachusetts Appeals Court yesterday reversed a superior court judge’s decision to dismiss some charges related to a bar fight at a restaurant in Plymouth that left the victim with serious injuries to his head.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. JohnsonContinue Reading