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Kevin Barron

Kevin Barron’s Legal Cases

5 total

  • US v. James Armstrong

    Practice Area:
    Federal Crime
    Date:
    Mar 07, 2006
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty
    Description:
    D. Mass. Case No. 1:05-cr-10124-WGY . Extortionate Extension of Credit charges 18 USC §§891-894 against members of Tunnel Diggers Union. Loan Sharking trial.
  • STATE v REES Landmark Case

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    Case dismissed after state lost appeal
    Description:
    Elderly man charged with vehicular homicide. Allegedly made certain statements in the nature of a confession. Defendant known to suffer from dementia not otherwise specified. Trial judge suppressed confession. Case became a celebrated cause of the Maine Attorney General to overturn trial judge's ruling. On appeal to the Maine's highest court, the Law Court affirmed an old rule that confessions must be objectively voluntary, even if police commit no misconduct. This rule protects the mentally ill, the handicapped and other vulnerable persons from being convicted by involuntary confessions. Maine case citation is 2000ME55. This is a minority view among the states and a direct contradiction of the United States Supreme Court in Colorado v. Connelly.
  • Infant Claim for Medical Malpractice

    Practice Area:
    Medical Malpractice
    Outcome:
    Settlement for $2.9M
    Description:
    The name of the doctor and child remain private. Obtained a $2.9M medical malpractice settlement against a Maine physician for failure to diagnose and treat an infant encephalitis.
  • Hernandez v Winn D. Mass. Case No. 4:05-cv-40068-PBS

    Practice Area:
    Federal Crime
    Outcome:
    Prisoner released not to be re arrested
    Description:
    Post-conviction detained released on 2241 petition after sixteen years of post-sentence incarceration. Wheelchair-bound Mariel Boat Lift detainee held at FMC Fort Devens after winding up New York sentence. Detainee had no immigration status although lawfully admitted, could not be returned to country of origin. Defendant remanded indefinitely to Bureau of Prisons. Landmark application of Clark v. Martinez, 125 S.Ct. 716, 160 L.Ed.2d 734 (U.S. 01/12/2005).
  • Illegal Re-entry Dismissed

    Practice Area:
    Federal Crime
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2006
    Outcome:
    Case dismissed
    Description:
    US v Perez, Case No. 1:02-cr-10218-DPW. Defendant entered country legally as a minor. Defendant had obtained a section 212c waiver of a drug conviction he obtained as a young person, but government attempted to deport.