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2016 Edition

This edition of the Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Stops Benchbook includes the most recent changes in the law for every stage of a motor vehicle stop, from the initial stop to the appellate review. A new appendix contains a list of motor vehicle topics examined by the U.S. Supreme Court and the cases relevant to each topic, as well as an updated table of authorities and index.

This book is being distributed by the Flaschner Judicial Institute to every trial judge in the Commonwealth who sits on criminal matters, to be used as a guidebook for answering questions about traffic stops. It was approved by an editorial committee consisting of prominent judges from the SJC, the Superior Court and the District Court.

Author: James F. Comerford, Esq.

Editorial Committee: Hon. John M. Greaney (ret.), Supreme Judicial Court, Massachusetts; Hon. William F. Sullivan, Superior Court, Massachusetts; Hon. Cathleen E. Campbell, District Court, Massachusetts; Hon. Kevin J. O’Dea, District Court, Massachusetts

ISBN-13: 978-1-889916-13-2

Publisher: Flaschner Judicial Institute, 2016 Edition (2016)

Softcover: 284 pages

Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches

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