Posts tagged "Commonwealth"

N.M., a juvenile v. Commonwealth (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-159-17)

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SJC-12152

N.M., a juvenile  vs.  COMMONWEALTH.

Suffolk.     March 7, 2017. – October 10, 2017.

Present:  Gants, C.J., Lenk, Hines, Gaziano, Lowy, & Budd, JJ.[1]

Youthful Offender Act.  Practice, Criminal, Indictment, Interlocutory appeal.  Rape.

Civil action commenced in the Supreme Judicial Court for the county of Suffolk on June 15, 2016.

The case was considered by Botsford, J.

Harry C. Mezer (Joseph J. Machera also present) for the juvenile.

Ronald E. DeRosa, Assistant District Attorney, for the Commonwealth. read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - October 10, 2017 at 6:10 pm

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Commonwealth v. Perkins (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-160-17)

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SJC-12256

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  MARK PERKINS.

 

 

 

Suffolk.     March 7, 2017. – October 10, 2017.

Present:  Gants, C.J., Lenk, Hines, Gaziano, & Lowy, JJ.[1]

Controlled Substances.  Firearms.  Constitutional Law, Search and seizure, Probable cause.  Probable Cause.  Search and Seizure, Warrant, Affidavit, Probable cause.  Practice, Criminal, Motion to suppress.

Indictments found and returned in the Superior Court Department on August 13, 2014.

A pretrial motion to suppress evidence was heard by Shannon Frison, J., and a motion to reconsider was also heard by her. read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - October 10, 2017 at 2:36 pm

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Commonwealth v. Muckle (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-157-17)

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SJC-12269

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  PAUL MUCKLE.

October 6, 2017.

Intimidation of WitnessDistrict Court, Jurisdiction.  Boston Municipal CourtPractice, Criminal, Sentence, Mittimus.

Paul Muckle was convicted in the Boston Municipal Court Department (BMC) of intimidating a person furthering a court proceeding, see G. L. c. 268, § 13B, and other offenses.  The alleged victim of Muckle’s intimidation was opposing counsel in a civil action commenced by Muckle in Federal court.  His posttrial motion to vacate the intimidation conviction was allowed, and that charge was dismissed for lack of jurisdiction in the BMC.  On the parties’ cross appeals, the Appeals Court reversed the dismissal of the intimidation charge and affirmed the convictions.  Commonwealth v. Muckle, 90 Mass. App. Ct. 384 (2016).  A dissenting Justice would have affirmed the dismissal.  See id. at 397-402 (Rubin, J., dissenting in part and concurring in part).  We granted Muckle’s application for further appellate review, 476 Mass. 1111 (2017), limited to the issue of whether, under G. L. c. 218, § 26, the BMC and the District Court have jurisdiction over prosecutions under G. L. c. 268, § 13B, for intimidation of persons other than a witness or juror.  For essentially the reasons stated by the dissenting Appeals Court Justice, we conclude that such jurisdiction was absent.  We therefore affirm the order dismissing the intimidation charge. read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - October 6, 2017 at 9:12 pm

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Commonwealth v. Castano (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-158-17)

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SJC-12090

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  FRANKLIN CASTANO.

Essex.     April 7, 2017. – October 6, 2017.

Present:  Gants, C.J., Lenk, Gaziano, Budd, & Cypher, JJ.

Homicide.  Firearms.  Constitutional Law, Assistance of counsel, Harmless error.  Error, Harmless.  Practice, Criminal, Capital case, Assistance of counsel, Harmless error, Hearsay, State of mind.  Evidence, Hearsay, State of mind, Motive, Expert opinion, Qualification of expert witness.  Witness, Expert.

Indictments found and returned in the Superior Court Department on March 24, 2014. read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - October 6, 2017 at 5:34 pm

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Commonwealth v. Jones (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-156-17)

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SJC-12255

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  RICHARD JONES.

Essex.     May 4, 2017. – October 4, 2017.

Present:  Gants, C.J., Lenk, Hines, Gaziano, Lowy, Budd, & Cypher, JJ.[1]

Child Abuse.  Rape.  Indecent Assault and Battery.  Evidence, Medical record, Production on demand, Privileged record, Cross-examination, Prior misconduct.

Indictments found and returned in the Superior Court Department on March 27, 2009.

Motions for summonses for the production of records were heard by Timothy Q. Feeley, J., and the cases were tried before him. read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - October 5, 2017 at 11:42 pm

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Commonwealth v. Dobson (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-130-17)

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16-P-670                                        Appeals Court

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  JANERA W. DOBSON.

No. 16-P-670.

Suffolk.     March 10, 2017. – October 3, 2017.

Present:  Milkey, Hanlon, & Lemire, JJ.

Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon.  Parent and Child, Discipline.  Child Abuse.  Practice, Criminal, Required finding.

Complaint received and sworn to in the Dorchester Division of the Boston Municipal Court Department on May 5, 2014. read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - October 3, 2017 at 2:26 pm

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Commonwealth v. Rakes (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-154-17)

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SJC-10046

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  JAMES M. RAKES.

Norfolk.  April 7, 2017. – September 29, 2017.

Present:  Gants, C.J., Lenk, Gaziano, Budd, & Cypher, JJ.

HomicideJoint EnterpriseGrand JuryEvidence, Grand jury proceedings, Exculpatory, Prior misconduct, Joint venturer, Hearsay, Statement of codefendant, Criminal records, Prison record.  Criminal RecordsPractice, Criminal, Capital case, Indictment, Grand jury proceedings, Fair trial, Argument by prosecutor, Instructions to jury. read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - September 30, 2017 at 12:35 am

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Commonwealth v. Leary (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-129-17)

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15-P-470                                        Appeals Court

16-P-949

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  DANIEL LEARY.

Nos. 15-P-470 & 16-P-949.

Hampden.     January 18, 2017. – September 29, 2017.

Present:  Green, Agnes, & Desmond, JJ.

Motor Vehicle, Homicide, Operating under the influence.  Intoxication.  Evidence, Breathalyzer test, Field sobriety test, Intoxication, Unavailable witness, Previous testimony of unavailable witness, Videotape.  Witness, Unavailability.  Practice, Criminal, Argument by prosecutor, Instructions to jury, Lesser included offense, Assistance of counsel, Motion to suppress, Execution of sentence. read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - September 29, 2017 at 9:00 pm

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Commonwealth v. Shane S., a juvenile (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-126-17)

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15-P-1746                                       Appeals Court

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  SHANE S., a juvenile.

No. 15-P-1746.

Suffolk.     February 14, 2017. – September 27, 2017.

Present:  Green, Meade, & Agnes, JJ.

Firearms.  Practice, Criminal, Motion to suppress.  Constitutional Law, Search and seizure, Reasonable suspicion.  Search and Seizure, Pursuit, Reasonable suspicion.

Complaint received and sworn to in the Suffolk County Division of the Juvenile Court Department on January 7, 2015. read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - September 28, 2017 at 2:04 am

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Commonwealth v. Green (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-127-17)

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16-P-396                                        Appeals Court

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  DARRYL S. GREEN.

No. 16-P-396.

Barnstable.     May 3, 2017. – September 27, 2017.

Present:  Green, Wolohojian, Massing, Shin, & Ditkoff, JJ.

Larceny.  Building.  Evidence, Admissions and confessions, Corroborative evidence.  Practice, Criminal, Admissions and confessions, Sentence.

Indictment found and returned in the Superior Court Department on June 12, 2015. read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - September 27, 2017 at 10:29 pm

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