DUI Massachusetts Arrested Motorist Criminal Endanger Speeding Douglas Lawyer

DUI Massachusetts Arrested Motorist Criminal Endanger Speeding Douglas Lawyer

Commonwealth v. Francis

Facts:

Defendant sought review of the decision of the appeals court (Massachusetts), which affirmed defendant, a motorist’s convictions for driving a motor vehicle while under the influence (DUI) of intoxicating liquor and operating a motor vehicle so as to endanger.  Defendant was previously arrested for speeding.

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DUI Massachusetts Arrested Motorist Criminal Endanger Speeding Douglas Lawyer

DUI Massachusetts Arrested Motorist Criminal Endanger Speeding Douglas Lawyer

Holdings:

  • There is sufficient support for a denial of a motion for a required finding of not guilty when the commonwealth produces enough evidence, taken in the light most favorable to the commonwealth, to satisfy any rational trier of fact beyond a reasonable doubt that each element of the crime is present
  • The directive in Mass. Gen. Laws. ch. 218, § 27A(b) (1992) that jurors shall be drawn from the county in which the trial is held does not conflict with the procedures set forth in Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 234A, § 3, which states that jurors shall be selected at random from the population of the judicial district in which they reside.
  • Mass. Const. Declaration of Rights art. 13 provides in part: In criminal prosecutions, the verification of facts in the vicinity where they happen, is one of the greatest securities of the life, liberty, and property of the citizen.

 

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