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As part of the substantial criminal justice reforms enacted last year, the Massachusetts legislature gave a break to certain “first ..read more
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On July 29, 2019, Judge Robert A. Brennan lifted the “presumption of unreliability” which had kept breathalyzer tests in drunk driving ..read more
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When police conduct traffic stops, a wide array of legal principles come into play in seemingly simple interactions, including Fourth ..read more
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In a decision released today, the Supreme Judicial Court concluded that driving with improperly restrained children does not constitute ..read more
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Massachusetts has a unique system for certain criminal complaints, where both a police officer or private individual can apply for a ..read more
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Last week, the Supreme Judicial Court reaffirmed that in Massachusetts, evidence unlawfully obtained from a police search will be ..read more
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Massachusetts courts often require individuals on probation, particularly sex offenders, to wear GPS monitors that track their every ..read more
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How does a court determine when consensual sex becomes rape? That is the question the Supreme Judicial Court just tackled in  ..read more
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The “First Step” bill now circulating in the U.S. Senate promises to make some changes to sentencing and imprisonment that would ..read more
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In 2011, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (“DPH”) discovered that state lab chemist Annie Dookhan had tampered with drug ..read more

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