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Massachusetts Judge Says She Would Send U-Mass Lowell Student to Jail for Horrific Jamaica Plain Car Accident

Posted on November 15, 2014 in
According to Suffolk County prosecutors, Nikolas Papadopoulos was driving his Mazda Tribute at least 59 miles per hour on the Arborway in Jamaica Plain in September of 2013, when something went tragically wrong.  His car hit a raised curb, began to roll, and then struck a pickup truck driven by Kevin Cellucci.  As a...
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Attorney Chris Spring’s Client Found Not Guilty of Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon

Posted on November 12, 2014 in
A Lowell District Court jury took only 15 minutes today to find a Tewksbury man not guilty of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and failure to stop for a police officer.  The case was tried by Attorney Christopher Spring. (more…)
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Massachusetts Appeals Court Reverses Motor Vehicle Homicide Conviction Resulting from Improper Expert Testimony

Posted on October 5, 2014 in
In an opinion issued last week, the Massachusetts Appeals Court overturned a defendant's felony motor vehicle homicide conviction because a testifying state trooper offered an inappropriate expert opinion about the cause of the accident.  The case is Commonwealth v. Douglas Guinan. In 2010, the defendant was driving his 2011 Hyundai Sonata on South Street...
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Post-Arrest Silence Can Be Used Against California Defendants

Posted on August 16, 2014 in
In a horrible decision delivered on Thursday, the California Supreme Court ruled 4-3 that a criminal defendant’s silence after he is arrested, but before he receives his Miranda warnings, can be used against him at his trial.  Click People v. Richard Tom to read the opinion. (more…)
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Too Drunk to Confess?

The Massachusetts Appeals Court recently considered whether a defendant’s confession to the police should be suppressed because of his level of drunkenness.  In Commonwealth v. Bigley, the police responded to a motor vehicle accident.  When they arrived, the police saw a motorcycle lying in the middle of the road and on fire. (more…)
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