On March 19, 2014, the Appeals Court decided Commonwealth v. Reddy, an important case for any prosecutor handling domestic violence prosecutions. In this case, the Court found defense counsel’s ineffective assistance of counsel created a substantial miscarriage of justice because he did not redact specific language, that “there is a substantial likelihood of immediate danger of abuse,” on an abuse prevention order or object to the prosecutor’s closing argument. During this twenty-minute webinar, Carrie Newton from MDAA’s Family Violence and Sexual Assault Unit will discuss the facts of the case, what the decision said and offer suggested best practices in offering an abuse prevention order into evidence moving forward.

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