Massachusetts Appeals Court Reverses Suppression Motion Ruling in Drunk Driving (OUI) Case

CASE NAME and LINK: Commonwealth v. Jamie Baker, ___Mass. App. Ct.____, Appeals Court No. 16-P-783 (May 4, 2017). SUMMARY: The Massachusetts Appeals Court, in a unanimous 3-0 decision written by Associate Justice Granger, reversed the District Court’s granting of a suppression motion in a drunk driving (OUI) case. The District Court had suppressed evidence gathered via a sobriety checkpoint based on the fact that the “written operational plan” had not

Great Legal Quote of the Day: Shakespeare

“Conscience is but a word that cowards use, Devised at first to keep the strong in awe: Our strong arms be our conscience, swords our law. March on, join bravely, let us to’t pell-mell If not to heaven, then hand in hand to hell.” —William Shakespeare, Richard III, Act 5, Scene 3, lines 336-440. Sources: http://www.bartleby.com/70/3353.html http://shakespeare.mit.edu/richardiii/richardiii.5.3.html http://absoluteshakespeare.com/plays/richard_III/a5s3.htm