In March of 2016, Governor Baker signed a first-in-the-nation law limiting first-time opioid prescriptions to 7 days. The Administration also revamped its prescription monitoring system, requiring prescribers to use the newly created Massachusetts Prescription Awareness Tool (MassPAT) and check the database before writing a prescription for a Schedule 2 or Schedule 3 narcotic. Since its implementation, MassPAT has been searched more than 4 million times to help doctors care for their patients who receive opioids.
“Time to get a public urination statute on the books,” an article written by Massachusetts attorney, Patrick Noonan, was recently published by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Vol. 45, Issue No.: 44, October 31, 2016). The article discusses the way in which Massachusetts punishes the act of public urination under its Indecent Exposure statute, why this is a problem, and how Massachusetts should punish the act of public urination.
At a clerk’s hearing, Attorney Patrick J. Noonan persuaded the police prosecutor and the clerk-magistrate to hold the case open until his client graduates in the spring. Client does not have any criminal and will continue to have no criminal record, so long as he stays out of trouble until the spring. Client intends to become a wrestling coach.
Patrick Noonan, an attorney for Casa Isla supervisor Jalise Andrade, who was also charged, said he has not received documents from the prosecution, so he could not comment on the specific audit. “It’s a little premature for me to comment on any materials, because I haven’t been provided with any,” Noonan said. But Noonan called the audits generally “extremely relevant.”
BOSTON — In ritualized physical abuse that the staff referred to as “orange chicken,” prosecutors say staff members at a state-run facility for adolescent boys would pull down the pants of residents and hit them on their naked backsides with an orange, state-issued sandal.
“Residents would receive ‘orange chicken’ for anything from misbehavior, returning to the program after being discharged, and the night before being discharged from the program as a reminder not to return,” said Gloriann Moroney, a Suffolk County prosecutor.
(1993) BROCKTON – Jury deliberations were scheduled to begin today in Brockton Superior Court in the trial of three men accused of shooting a city man outside a Cour Street market two years ago.
On trial are Dieudel Charles 20, of Dorchester, Monsalvey Charles Charles, 23, and Frantzy E. Therilus Jr., 24, both of Brockton.
They are being tried under the theory of joint venture, meaning that they all knowingly participated in alleged attempted robbery and shooting of the 23-year-old Jean Jusme on May 7, 1993.
WAREHAM – Last week, Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy Cruz’s office announced they had charged an alleged drug dealer in the heroin overdose death of a 25-year-old Wareham woman.
It was the first time that prosecutors in Plymouth County have aimed to hold such a person accountable for the overdose death of one of his customers.
Because of the difficulty of tying the heroin that killed an overdose victim to the dealer who sold the fatal drug, the charge is rare in such a case.
And it’s not the only obstacle prosecutors face.