Commonwealth v. Accime

Defendant was charged with disorderly conduct. The charge arose from Defendant’s behavior as a patient in the psychiatric area of the emergency department at a Boston hospital. Defendant appealed, arguing that there was insufficient evidence to support his conviction. The Supreme Judicial Court reversed Defendant’s conviction, vacated the judgment, and remanded to the municipal court for entry of a judgment of dismissal, holding that the evidence was not sufficient to permit a reasonable jury to find beyond a reasonable doubt that Defendant consciously disregarded a “substantial and unjustifiable risk of public inconvenience, annoyance, or alarm.” View "Commonwealth v. Accime" on Justia Law

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