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Massachusetts Appeals Court Suppresses Gun and Drugs Found on Man on Boylston Street in Boston

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today reversed a Suffolk Superior Court judge's decision that denied the defendant's motion to suppress a gun and drugs found in his clothes following an arrest by an undercover Boston cop.  The Appeals Court ruled the cop lacked reasonable suspicion to detain the defendant.  The name of the case is...
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Massachusetts Appeals Court Rules Framingham Cop Properly Stopped Car, Resulting in OUI Arrest

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today reversed a Framingham District Court judge's suppression order in a drunk driving case, concluding a police officer had reasonable suspicion to stop the car the defendant was driving.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Puac-Cuc.  (more…)
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Massachusetts Appeals Court Concludes Message From Defendant’s Instagram Account Was Not Necessarily Written By Him

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The Massachusetts Appeals Court today overturned a defendant's conviction for violating a restraining order, concluding that the Commonwealth had not proven a message sent to his ex-girlfriend from his Instagram account was written by him.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. McMann.  (more…)
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Massachusetts Appeals Court Concludes Cop Properly Stopped Car Where Passenger was Hanging Out of Window

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today reversed a district court judge's ruling that a police officer lacked constitutional authority to stop a car where the passenger was hanging out of the passenger's side window.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Kaplan. At just past midnight on October 27, 2018, an Amherst police officer...
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Massachusetts Appeals Court Rules There Was Probable Cause to Arrest Worcester Drug User

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today agreed with a Worcester Superior Court judge that a man buying drugs was properly stopped and searched, which led to his conviction for possessing Oxycodone.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Santa Maria. (more…)
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