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Robert J McCarthy

Robert McCarthy’s Legal Cases

38 total

  • Commonwealth v. Tyler

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Nov 14, 1995
    Outcome:
    Expertly advocated. Affirmed
    Description:
    Identification of a witness. Due process. Effective assistance of counsel. Citation: 656 N.E.2d 1275, 39 Mass.App.Ct. 1115 (1995)
  • Commonwealth v. Stevenson

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Sep 16, 1996
    Outcome:
    Reversed. Remanded
    Description:
    The judgment on the firearms count is reversed, the verdict on that count is set aside, the order denying the motion to suppress is vacated, and an order shall be entered allowing the motion to suppress. Citation: 670 N.E.2d 212, 41 Mass.App.Ct. 1107 (1996).
  • Adoption of William

    Practice Area:
    Litigation
    Date:
    Dec 11, 1997
    Outcome:
    Affirmed. Expertly advocated
    Description:
    Termination of parental rights. Child/ parent advocacy. Citation: 688 N.E.2d 476, 44 Mass.App.Ct. 1104 (1997).
  • Commonwealth v. Frazier

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Mar 19, 1998
    Outcome:
    Affirmed. Expertly advocated.
    Description:
    Criminal appeal. Citation: 694 N.E.2d 52, 44 Mass.App.Ct. 1118 (1998).
  • Guardianship of Kaye

    Practice Area:
    Guardianship
    Date:
    Nov 13, 2001
    Outcome:
    Expertly advocated
    Description:
    Clear and convincing evidence. Judge's ultimate determination on fitness. Guardianship of children. Termination of parental rights. Citation: 758 N.E.2d 173, 53 Mass.App.Ct. 1103 (2001).
  • Adoption of Dylan

    Practice Area:
    Litigation
    Date:
    Jan 08, 1998
    Outcome:
    Affirmed. Expertly advocated
    Description:
    Termination of parental rights. Child/ parental rights. Citation: 690 N.E.2d 476, 44 Mass.App.Ct. 1108 (1998).
  • Adoption of Heidi

    Practice Area:
    Appeals
    Date:
    Jun 29, 1998
    Outcome:
    Affirmed. Expertly advocated
    Description:
    Termination of parental rights. Parental/child rights. Citation: 699 N.E.2d 29, 45 Mass.App.Ct. 1106 (1998).
  • Adoption of Donald & Another

    Practice Area:
    Appeals
    Date:
    Jun 02, 2000
    Outcome:
    Affirmed. Expertly advocated
    Description:
    The express language of G.L. c. 119, § 26(4), permits, and in some instances mandates, that the judge, upon a finding of the need of care and protection, consider and order the dispensation of the need for parental permission to adopt. Although a judge is required to follow the standards set forth in G.L. c. 210, § 3(c ), in determining whether to abrogate parental consent, nothing in G.L. c. 119, § 26(4), requires that a separate petition or motion be filed before the judge may act. Citation: 729 N.E.2d 638, 49 Mass.App.Ct. 908 (2000).
  • Adoption of Edmund

    Practice Area:
    Appeals
    Date:
    Nov 30, 2000
    Outcome:
    Vacated
    Description:
    When there is a deprivation of a constitutionally protected interest a party has a right to require that the government act in a fair manner. Parents have a fundamental liberty interest in maintaining a familial relationship with their children. When a State seeks to terminate parental rights, it must do so in a manner that meets the requirements of the due process clause. Citation: 739 N.E.2d 274, 50 Mass.App.Ct. 526 (2000).
  • Adoption of Donald

    Practice Area:
    Appeals
    Date:
    Jul 09, 2001
    Outcome:
    Affirmed. Expertly advocated
    Description:
    Adoption, Dispensing with parent's consent. Parent and Child, Dispensing with parent's consent to adoption. Minor, Custody. Department of Social Services. Uniform Rules for Permanency Hearings. Citation: 750 N.E.2d 1025, 52 Mass.App.Ct. 901 (2001).