Posts tagged "Commonwealth"

Commonwealth v. Samuel S., a juvenile (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-033-17)

NOTICE:  All slip opinions and orders are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports.  If you find a typographical error or other formal error, please notify the Reporter of Decisions, Supreme Judicial Court, John Adams Courthouse, 1 Pemberton Square, Suite 2500, Boston, MA, 02108-1750; (617) 557-1030; SJCReporter@sjc.state.ma.us

SJC-12135

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  SAMUEL S., a juvenile.

Hampden.     November 9, 2016. – February 17, 2017.

Present:  Gants, C.J., Botsford, Lenk, Hines, Gaziano, Lowy, & Budd, JJ.

Sex Offender.  Sex Offender Registration and Community Notification Act.  Youthful Offender Act.  Delinquent Child.  Global Positioning System Device.  Juvenile Court, Delinquent child, Probation.  Practice, Criminal, Juvenile delinquency proceeding, Probation.

Complaint received and sworn to in the Hampden County Division of the Juvenile Court Department on August 21, 2014.

read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - February 17, 2017 at 4:02 pm

Categories: News   Tags: , , , , ,

Commonwealth v. French (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-031-17)

NOTICE:  All slip opinions and orders are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports.  If you find a typographical error or other formal error, please notify the Reporter of Decisions, Supreme Judicial Court, John Adams Courthouse, 1 Pemberton Square, Suite 2500, Boston, MA, 02108-1750; (617) 557-1030; SJCReporter@sjc.state.ma.us

SJC-12012

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  ERIC S. FRENCH.

February 14, 2017.

Breaking and Entering.  Larceny.  Practice, Criminal, Required finding.  Evidence, Fingerprints, Identification.  Identification.

Following a jury-waived trial in the District Court, a judge found the defendant, Eric S. French, guilty of breaking and entering in the daytime with the intent to commit a felony, in violation of G. L. c. 266, § 18, and larceny of property over $ 250, in violation of G. L. c. 266, § 30 (1).  The defendant  appealed, arguing that the evidence was insufficient to support the convictions.[1]  The Appeals Court, in a divided decision, affirmed the judgments.  See Commonwealth v. French, 88 Mass. App. Ct. 477 (2015).  The case is now before this court on further appellate review.  Because we conclude that the evidence was not sufficient to find, beyond a reasonable doubt, that the defendant committed the crimes charged, we reverse.

read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - February 14, 2017 at 8:02 pm

Categories: News   Tags: , , , ,

Commonwealth v. Accime (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-029-17)

NOTICE:  All slip opinions and orders are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports.  If you find a typographical error or other formal error, please notify the Reporter of Decisions, Supreme Judicial Court, John Adams Courthouse, 1 Pemberton Square, Suite 2500, Boston, MA, 02108-1750; (617) 557-1030; SJCReporter@sjc.state.ma.us.

SJC-12081

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  RICHIE ACCIME.

Suffolk.     November 9, 2016. – February 13, 2017.

Present:  Gants, C.J., Botsford, Lenk, Hines, Gaziano, Lowy, & Budd, JJ.

Idle and Disorderly Person.  Self-Defense.  Practice, Criminal, Instructions to jury.

Complaint received and sworn to in the Central Division of the Boston Municipal Court Department on July 19, 2011.

The case was tried before Annette Forde, J.

The Supreme Judicial Court granted an application for direct appellate review.

read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - February 13, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Categories: News   Tags: , , , ,

Commonwealth v. Thomas (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-028-17)

NOTICE:  All slip opinions and orders are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports.  If you find a typographical error or other formal error, please notify the Reporter of Decisions, Supreme Judicial Court, John Adams Courthouse, 1 Pemberton Square, Suite 2500, Boston, MA, 02108-1750; (617) 557-1030; SJCReporter@sjc.state.ma.us

SJC-12055

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  MARCUS THOMAS.

Hampden.     October 7, 2016. – February 13, 2017.

Present:  Gants, C.J., Botsford, Lenk, Hines, Gaziano, Lowy, & Budd, JJ.

Constitutional Law, Identification.  Due Process of Law, Identification, Identification of inanimate object.  Evidence, Identification, Identification of inanimate object.  Identification.  Practice, Criminal, Motion to suppress.

Indictments found and returned in the Superior Court Department on April 3, 2015.

read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - February 13, 2017 at 3:25 pm

Categories: News   Tags: , , , ,

Commonwealth v. Goddard (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-027-17)

NOTICE:  All slip opinions and orders are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports.  If you find a typographical error or other formal error, please notify the Reporter of Decisions, Supreme Judicial Court, John Adams Courthouse, 1 Pemberton Square, Suite 2500, Boston, MA, 02108-1750; (617) 557-1030; SJCReporter@sjc.state.ma.us

SJC-11955

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  WILLIAM GODDARD.

Worcester.     October 11, 2016. – February 9, 2017.

Present:  Gants, C.J., Hines, Gaziano, Lowy, & Budd, JJ.

Homicide.  Evidence, Expert opinion.  Witness, Expert.  Practice, Criminal, Capital case, Argument by prosecutor.

Indictments found and returned in the Superior Court Department on June 5, 2008.

The cases were tried before Richard T. Tucker, J.

Robert S. Sinsheimer for the defendant.

Ellyn H. Lazar-Moore, Assistant District Attorney, for the Commonwealth.

read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - February 9, 2017 at 9:59 pm

Categories: News   Tags: , , , ,

Commonwealth v. Soto (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-026-17)

NOTICE:  All slip opinions and orders are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports.  If you find a typographical error or other formal error, please notify the Reporter of Decisions, Supreme Judicial Court, John Adams Courthouse, 1 Pemberton Square, Suite 2500, Boston, MA, 02108-1750; (617) 557-1030; SJCReporter@sjc.state.ma.us

SJC-12074

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  ALEXANDER SOTO.

Suffolk.     October 7, 2016. – February 9, 2017.

Present:  Gants, C.J., Botsford, Lenk, Hines, Gaziano, Lowy, & Budd, JJ.

Practice, Criminal, Indictment, Trial of indictments together, Dismissal.  Youthful Offender ActStatute, Construction.  Jurisdiction, Juvenile, Superior Court.  Juvenile Court, Jurisdiction.  Superior Court, Jurisdiction.

Indictments found and returned in the Superior Court Department on April 2, 2015.

read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - February 9, 2017 at 6:24 pm

Categories: News   Tags: , , , ,

Commonwealth v. Molina (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-023-17)

NOTICE:  All slip opinions and orders are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports.  If you find a typographical error or other formal error, please notify the Reporter of Decisions, Supreme Judicial Court, John Adams Courthouse, 1 Pemberton Square, Suite 2500, Boston, MA, 02108-1750; (617) 557-1030; SJCReporter@sjc.state.ma.us

SJC-12022

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  JOSUE MOLINA.

Suffolk.     October 6, 2016. – February 7, 2017.

Present:  Gants, C.J., Botsford, Lenk, Hines, Gaziano, Lowy, & Budd, JJ.

Obscenity, Child pornography, Dissemination of matter harmful to minor.  Constitutional Law, Search and seizure, Confrontation of witnesses.  Search and Seizure, Warrant, Computer.  Evidence, Information stored on computer, Intent.  Subpoena.  Intent.  Practice, Criminal, Subpoena, Restitution, Confrontation of witnesses.  Restitution.

read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - February 7, 2017 at 11:28 pm

Categories: News   Tags: , , , ,

Commonwealth v. Martinez (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-024-17)

NOTICE:  All slip opinions and orders are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports.  If you find a typographical error or other formal error, please notify the Reporter of Decisions, Supreme Judicial Court, John Adams Courthouse, 1 Pemberton Square, Suite 2500, Boston, MA, 02108-1750; (617) 557-1030; SJCReporter@sjc.state.ma.us

SJC-12076

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  ADALBERTO MARTINEZ.

Bristol.     October 6, 2016. – February 7, 2017.

Present:  Gants, C.J., Botsford, Lenk, Hines, Gaziano, Lowy, & Budd, JJ.

Obscenity, Child pornography.  Constitutional Law, Search and seizure.  Search and Seizure, Computer.  Evidence, Information stored on computer.

Complaint received and sworn to in the Fall River Division of the District Court Department on May 9, 2012.

A pretrial motion to suppress evidence was heard by Kevin J. Finnerty, J., and the case was tried before him.

read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - February 7, 2017 at 7:54 pm

Categories: News   Tags: , , , ,

Commonwealth v. Fusi (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-008-17)

NOTICE:  All slip opinions and orders are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports.  If you find a typographical error or other formal error, please notify the Reporter of Decisions, Supreme Judicial Court, John Adams Courthouse, 1 Pemberton Square, Suite 2500, Boston, MA, 02108-1750; (617) 557-1030; SJCReporter@sjc.state.ma.us

16-P-1710                                       Appeals Court

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  ALFRED P. FUSI.

No. 16-P-1710.     February 1, 2017.

Sex OffenderPractice, Civil, Sex offender.  Evidence, Sex offender, Expert opinion.  Probable Cause.

After a hearing at which expert witnesses engaged by the Commonwealth and the defendant offered conflicting opinions concerning the defendant’s sexual dangerousness, a judge of the Superior Court concluded that the Commonwealth had not established probable cause to believe the defendant is sexually dangerous, dismissed the Commonwealth’s petition seeking his commitment as a sexually dangerous person pursuant to G. L. c. 123A, § 12, and ordered him released from custody.[1]  Though the judge applied the correct legal standard to the determination of probable cause, his conclusion that the evidence did not establish probable cause was in error, and therefore we reverse.

read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - February 2, 2017 at 9:50 pm

Categories: News   Tags: , , , ,

Commonwealth v. Rodriguez (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-021-17)

NOTICE:  All slip opinions and orders are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports.  If you find a typographical error or other formal error, please notify the Reporter of Decisions, Supreme Judicial Court, John Adams Courthouse, 1 Pemberton Square, Suite 2500, Boston, MA, 02108-1750; (617) 557-1030; SJCReporter@sjc.state.ma.us

SJC-12093

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  BRANDON RODRIGUEZ.

Bristol.     October 5, 2016. – February 1, 2017.

Present:  Gants, C.J., Botsford, Lenk, Hines, Gaziano, Lowy, & Budd, JJ.

Receiving Stolen Goods.  Larceny.  Constitutional Law, Double jeopardy.  Practice, Criminal, Dismissal, Double jeopardy, Collateral estoppel.  Due Process of Law, Collateral estoppel, Prosecutorial vindictiveness.  Estoppel.  Collateral Estoppel.  Judicial Estoppel.

Complaint received and sworn to in the New Bedford Division of the District Court Department on July 24, 2013.

read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - February 1, 2017 at 5:12 pm

Categories: News   Tags: , , , ,

Next Page »