Decision Commonwealth v. Garvey

Date: 05/09/2017
Organization: Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

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Commonwealth v. Garvey

Commonwealth v. James Garvey
Supreme Judicial Court, May 9, 2017
(Habitual Offender Statute/Grand Jury) 

G.L. c. 279, 25(a) requires the underlying criminal convictions (with qualifying sentences) arise from separate incidents or episodes of criminal behavior. 

Note: During presentment, the prosecutor must submit evidence to the grand jury that the defendant’s prior convictions stemmed from separate criminal events.

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