Posted on April 9, 2020 in
The Massachusetts Appeals Court today ruled Boston police officers has acted unlawfully in stopping and searching a man on a public street near Franklin Field Park in Dorchester. Accordingly, the gun found in the man's pocket will be suppressed and his case will be dismissed. The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Kearse....
Posted on March 17, 2020 in
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today substantially limited the number of cases where a judge can order a defendant to wear a GPS monitor while awaiting trial. The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Norman. (more…)
Posted on March 6, 2020 in
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today upheld a superior court judge's decision to prohibit the Commonwealth from introducing evidence seized by the police from a cell phone found in the defendant's pocket when he was arrested in connection with a murder investigation. The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Barillas. (more…)
Posted on February 14, 2020 in
A Lowell District Court judge today dismissed serious firearms charges against Attorney Chris Spring's client after Attorney Spring successfully argued the stop that led to the discovery of the gun was unconstitutional. As a result, the defendant will not be subject to the mandatory minimum 18-month jail sentence that accompanies the charges he was...
Posted on February 13, 2020 in
The Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld a superior court judge's decision to suppress more than 100 grams of cocaine discovered during the execution of a search warrant at a New Bedford apartment, concluding that the warrant failed to establish probable cause to believe drugs would be discovered in the defendant's home. The name of...