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Commonwealth v. Nelson

Docket #SJC-10811
Date May 5, 2011
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JusticesIreland, C.J., Spina, Cordy, Botsford, Gants, Duffly, JJ.
SummaryPractice, Criminal, Motion to suppress, Harmless error, Confrontation of witnesses, Discovery. Search and seizure, Warrant, Probable cause. Constitutional law, Search and seizure, Harmless error, Confrontation of witnesses. Probable cause. Controlled substances. Error, Harmless. Evidence, Certificate of drug analysis, Expert opinion, Relevancy and materiality.
Appealed FromConcord District Court, Middlesex County; Justice David W. Cunis
BriefsSee selection available in PDF format at Supreme Judicial Court website
Counsel for Appellant
Nelson:  Kathryn Hayne Barnwell
Counsel for Appellee
Commonwealth:  Shirley Xiao Li Cantin, Bethany Stevens

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

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