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SJC Reverses Criminal Conviction in Case for which Monica Shah Wrote Amicus Brief in Support of Defendant

On June 13, 2014, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court issued a decision in Commonwealth v. Steven J. Morse reversing the defendant’s conviction for misleading a police officer under Massachusetts’ witness intimidation statute, G.L. c. 268 s. 13B. As a result of the reversal, the defendant’s sentence will be reduced significantly. Monica Shah submitted an amicus brief on behalf of the Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in support of the defendant on this issue. The amicus brief and SJC’s decision can be found by clicking on the respective links.

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