The Defense of Self-Defense in Domestic Violence Cases
May 22, 2013 at 1:10 pm
In domestic violence cases, defense frequently alleges the victim was the first aggressor and that the defendant acted in self-defense. In this thirty minute webinar Carrie Newton from MDAA's Family Violence and Sexual Assault Unit will cover how prosecutors can persuade the jury that the defendant is the first aggressor by limiting self-defense evidence offered pursuant to Commonwealth v. Adjutant, 443 Mass. 649 (2005), offering evidence of the defendant's prior violent acts, pursuant to the Supreme Judicial Court's February 7, 2013 decision in Commonwealth v. Morales and by utilizing the physical evidence and attributes of the victim and defendant.
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Restraining Order Violations
June 4, 2013, 1:10 pm
Prosecuting restraining order cases can be quite challenging as there are various legal issues that can arise during these cases. For instance, proving that the defendant had notice, determining which jurisdiction is the appropriate prosecuting jurisdiction, prosecuting multiple offenses, assessing whether the evidence is sufficient to prove a violation, what is a violation of the order versus a contempt charge, handling the various defenses, and sentencing considerations. In this thirty minute webinar, Carrie Newton from MDAA’s Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Unit will cover various topics related to prosecuting restraining order violations.
This webinar was previously offered on 12/11/12 but will contain some new information based on the SJC’s decision in E.C.O. v. Compton (March 13, 2013) and a case the SJC will hear in the Fall 2013 concerning out of state orders.
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