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Seizure OK After Defendant Walked Back to Talk with Police (access required)

The Court of Appeals rejected the commonwealth’s appeal of the trial court’s suppression of marijuana discovered after defendant was stopped by a police officer working private security who observed defendant wearing a backpack in an area of reported thefts. Defendant ...

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‘Deferred judgment’ practice on hold (access required)

Getting a court to defer judgment may be the best a lawyer can do for a particular criminal client. But in some kinds of cases, that option has been in limbo for the last few years. Lawyers are watching closely ...

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Domestic Relations – Termination Of Parental Rights – Ineffective Assistance (access required)

Even assuming this is the proper forum to address a question of ineffective assistance of counsel for a parent facing termination of parental rights, we cannot do so here as a transcript of the proceedings was not made part of ...

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