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Commonwealth v. Lopes

Docket #SJC-09814
Date April 10, 2009
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JusticesMarshall, C.J., Spina, Cowin, Cordy, Gants, JJ.
SummaryPractice, Criminal, Motion to suppress, Findings by judge, Voluntariness of confession, Instructions to jury, Capital case. Threshold police inquiry. Arrest. Constitutional law, Search and seizure, Reasonable suspicion, Admissions and confessions, Probable cause, Waiver of constitutional rights, Investigatory stop. Search and seizure, Motor vehicle, Threshold police inquiry, Reasonable suspicion, Probable cause. Waiver. Joint enterprise.
Appealed FromSuffolk Superior Court, Justice Margot Botsford.
BriefsSee selection available in PDF format at Supreme Judicial Court website
Counsel for Appellant
Lopes:  Esther J. Horwich
Counsel for Appellee
Commonwealth:  Macy Lee

OpinionClick to link to the slip opinion of the Supreme Judicial Court, in PDF format (requires Adobe Acrobat)

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