Those facing assault and battery cases in Massachusetts may benefit from a lack of police conducted out of court identification procedures, when the identity of the perpetrator is in dispute. For instance, under Commonwealth v. Crayton, it was held that:
- Where an eyewitness has not participated before trial in an identification procedure;
- The in-court procedure will be treated as a one-on-one showup; &
- The in-court identification will only be admitted into evidence where there is good reason for its admission.
As a result, whenever facing assault and battery cases in Massachusetts, it is important to contact an attorney who knows how to help you. Contact Attorney Shane W. Surrette at (774) 364-4605 or at [email protected] today.