MDAA legal staff reviews decisions published by the United States Supreme Court, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and the Massachusetts Appeals Court that relate to criminal law and procedure. We summarize selected decisions and issue the summaries electronically statewide to prosecutors and law enforcement colleagues and post them on this internet site for easy public access. This site contains MDAA case summaries issued after January 1, 2007.
As of February 2013, MDAA changed the formatting of its court decision summaries. Please be aware, the new format will only include the newly decided rule of law. Anyone interested in learning more about the decision is encouraged to read the case in its entirety.