Supreme Judicial Court Issues Important Ruling on Police Interrogations

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently issued an important decision concerning police interrogations. In Commonwealth v. Smith, the highest court in the Commonwealth reversed a defendant’s murder and attempted armed robbery convictions, and in doing so issued a clear reminder about the importance of honoring a suspect’s Miranda rights, specifically his or her right to remain silent.  The case also raises important questions for criminal defense lawyers and serves as a reminder to those charged with crimes that it does not help to talk to the police without first consulting a lawyer. In…Read more

Falmouth: Assault and Battery: Dismissed

Summary of Facts: Police were called regarding a domestic disturbance at our client's (a marketing professional) house. The police found a chaotic scene in which multiple family member's described a physical altercation that just occurred. Some of the individuals had visible injuries and everyone was emotionally upset. It was reported to the police that our client hit another household member with a large household item. Our client was arrested for Assault and Battery on a Household Member and Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon. Action: Our client hired Attorney Ciraulo after her…Read more