Alcotest 9510 Breathalyzer Test Results Ruled Admissible Again

Judge Brennan has ruled, after years of litigation, that breath test results from the Alcotest 9510 breath test device from Draeger are admissible for those cases for which the machine was certified after April 18, 2019.

If you were recently arrested and charged with operating under the influence of liquor (“OUI”), your test could be ruled inadmissible unless the device was certified after April 18, 2019. All tests between Sept. 2011 and April 18, 2019 should be inadmissible.

If you were found guilty or pleaded guilty between Sept. 2011 and April 18, 2019 you may be eligible to have your conviction vacated upon a motion for new trial or a motion to withdraw your change of plea.

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Massachusetts Recreational Marijuana Licensing Is Here

It is now possible to apply to the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission for a marijuana cultivation or retailer license.  The first priority is given to existing RMD's (Registered Marijuana Dispensary for medical marijuana).  Felons and those convicted of distributing hard drugs are disqualified. I can guide you through the application process and submit the application.  

U.S.. Supreme Court Tells Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court That It's Wrong on the Second Amendment

The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruling yesterday in which the state court held that the Second Amendment does not apply to stun guns, sending it back down for further proceedings.  Justices Alito and Thomas wanted SCOTUS to go further by not asking for further hearing and just reversing the state court decision.  Either way, it throws into doubt many state prosecutions like the one in Massachusetts. Caetano v. Massachusetts.  http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/15pdf/14-10078_aplc.pdf.  For the SJC decision: http://masscases.com/cases/sjc/470/470mass774.html

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2016/03/21/supreme-court-zaps-massachusetts-stun-gun-opinion/