Court Case Record COMMONWEALTH vs. SHELDON SILVA 2013-P-0856


Court Case Number: 2013-P-0856

Case Number2013-P-0856
Case TypeCriminal
StateMassachusetts, MA
CourtBristol Superior Court
Court Address
Field Date01/21/2011
Close Date09/29/2015


David B. Mark, A.D.A. William R. Connolly, A.D.A. Rachel van Deuren, A.D.A.CommonwealthPlaintiff/Appellee
Dana Alan Curhan, EsquireSheldon SilvaDefendant/Appellant
Entry Date Paper Entry Text
05/28/2013 #1 Transcripts received: NONE
05/28/2013 #2 Entered.
05/28/2013 #3 Notice of entry sent.
07/09/2013 #4 Docketing Statement received from Sheldon Silva.^
07/10/2013 #5 MOTION to extend brief & appendix due date, filed by Sheldon Silva.
07/11/2013 #6 RE#4: Counsel has identified this case as involving an issue arising from the William H. Hinton State Laboratory Institute ("Hinton laboratory"). On May 30, 2013, the Supreme Judicial Court granted six applications for direct appellate review in cases involving issues arising from the Hinton laboratory. See Commonwealth vs. Adam Davila (SJC-11463); Commonwealth vs. Corey Bjork (SJC-11464); Commonwealth vs. Rakim Scott (SJC-11465); Commonwealth vs. Rene Torres (SJC-11466); Commonwealth vs. Reginald Gardner (SJC-11470); Commonwealth vs. Geordano Rodriguez (SJC-11462). The Supreme Judicial Court has ordered these cases to be heard in October 2013. In the interests of judicial economy, this motion is being treated as a motion to stay, and it is hereby ordered that appellate proceedings in the instant case are stayed until November 1, 2013. The appellant is to file a status report on that date. At any point during the pendency of this appeal either party may file an application for direct appellate review or a motion to vacate the stay for good cause shown. Notice
12/03/2013 #7 Letter from Dana Alan Curhan re: Status report.
12/03/2013 #8 RE#5: Appellate proceedings STAYED to 01/03/2014. Status report to be filed on or before that date, in pleading form, supported by a proper certificate of service pursuant to MRAP 13. *Notice.
01/10/2014 #9 Letter from Attorney Dana Alan Curhan re: Status report.
01/13/2014 #10 RE#6: Treating the within as a motion to accept late filing of a status report and a motion for further stay, it is allowed. Appellate proceedings stayed to 2-10-14. Status report due then in pending SJC cases. Future status reports are to be in pleading form. Moreover, if a further stay of appellate proceedings is sought, future status reports should be accompanied by a motion requesting a further stay of appellate proceedings. *Notice.
02/12/2014 #11 Status Report and Motion for further stay, filed by Sheldon Silva.
02/13/2014 #12 RE#7: Allowed. Appellate proceedings STAYED to 03/13/2014. Status report due then concerning pending SJC cases. *Notice.
03/12/2014 #13 ORDER: Appellate proceedings are further stayed to 3/26/14. On or before 3/26/14, the Commonwealth and the defendant shall file a joint status report indicating how they intend to proceed on this appeal following the Supreme Judicial Court's recent decision in Commonwealth v. Scott, SJC-11465. In the event that the parties are unable to prepare a joint status report, individual status reports from the Commonwealth and from the defendant are due on or before 3/26/14. Relevant considerations should include whether further proceedings in the trial court are necessary or whether this appeal may proceed. In the event that a new motion for new trial or motion to withdraw a guilty plea will be filed, the parties shall state whether this appeal should be dismissed. *Notice.
03/12/2014 #14 Motion to vacate stay and set briefing schedule, filed by Sheldon Silva.
03/14/2014 #15 RE#9: See Court's action on 3/12/14. *Notice.
04/14/2014 #16 Status Report, filed by Sheldon Silva.
04/17/2014 #17 RE#10: The Commonwealth's status report is overdue and to be filed forthwith. *Notice.
05/02/2014 ORDER: The stay of appellate proceedings is vacated. Appellant's brief and appendix due 6/2/14. Notice
06/12/2014 MOTION to extend brief & appendix due date, filed by Sheldon Silva.
06/12/2014 RE#11: Allowed to 06/30/2014. No further enlargement shall be anticipated. Notice sent.
06/30/2014 SERVICE of brief & appendix for Defendant/Appellant Sheldon Silva.
07/11/2014 MOTION to extend brief due date of Commonwealth.