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Commonwealth v. Mendes

Docket #SJC-10926
Date May 7, 2012
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JusticesIreland, C.J., Spina, Cordy, Botsford, Gants, JJ.
Summary Controlled substances. Evidence, Certificate of drug analysis, Hearsay. Constitutional law, Confrontation of witnesses, Harmless error, Probable cause. Practice, Criminal, Confrontation of witnesses, Harmless error, Warrant, Affidavit, Hearsay. Error, Harmless. Search and seizure, Warrant, Affidavit, Probable cause. Probable cause.
Appealed FromSomerville District Court, Middlesex County, Justice James L. LaMothe, Jr.
BriefsSee selection available in PDF format at Supreme Judicial Court website
Counsel for Appellant
Mendes:  Valerie A. DePalma, Pamela Symmes Segre
Counsel for Appellee
Commonwealth:  Kevin J. Curtin, James J. Mulcahy

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

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