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Commonwealth v. Cruz

Docket #SJC-10738
Date December 9, 2010
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JusticesIreland, Spina, Cowin, Cordy, Botsford, Gants, JJ.
SummaryControlled substances. Practice, Criminal, Motion to suppress. Search and seizure, Threshold police inquiry, Probable cause, Automobile. Constitutional law, Search and seizure, Investigatory stop, Reasonable suspicion, Probable cause. Threshold police inquiry. Probable cause. Statute, Construction.
Appealed FromWest Roxbury District Court, Suffolk County, Justice Mary Ann Driscoll
BriefsSee selection available in PDF format at Supreme Judicial Court website
Counsel for Appellant
Commonwealth:  Helle Sachse
Counsel for Appellee
Cruz:  Scott Michelman, Jay Rorty, John Reinstein
Amici CuriaeNational Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws; Committee for Public Counsel Services

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

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