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COVID-19 Criminal Law Update

On April 3, 2020 the Massachusetts Supreme Court issued an important ruling on how courts across the state should adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Law Office of William J. Barabino is committed to providing updates on how criminal law in Massachus… Read More
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OUI Marijuana and Field Sobriety Tests

When most people hear “OUI” or Operating Under the Influence, they think drunk driving. However, in Massachusetts it is also illegal to drive under the influence of drugs, such as marijuana. This crime is called OUI Drugs. Since marijuana was leg… Read More
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Courts & Coronavirus

The spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has shut down several places and organizations, including public schools, professional sports leagues, and bars and restaurants. But how will the COVID-19 pandemic impact courts in Massachusetts?… Read More
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Search and Seizure

Supreme Court Changes Rules on Impounding a Vehicle Last week Massachusetts’ highest court issued a decision that will change the rules of impoundment. This decision will impact your rights if you are pulled over for a motor vehicle violation. What… Read More
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Possession of Child Pornography

Child pornography is one way children are exploited. According to the US Department of Justice, child pornography is any visual depiction of sexually explicit conduct involving a minor (someone under 18 years old). Last year alone a total of 3,771 pe… Read More
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Texting and Driving

Is Texting and Driving Illegal? In Massachusetts you could get into legal trouble if you text and drive. Governor Charlie Baker signed a bill into law last November making it illegal to use hand-held devices, like cell phones, while behind the wheel.… Read More
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Social Media and Criminal Law

Social Media and Criminal Law There is no doubt that we are living in an age of social media. Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, and other apps are now a regular part of our daily lives. The traditional letter and phone call are now being replac… Read More
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GPS Monitoring

GPS Monitoring and Searches Under Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 265, Section 47 certain crimes require people placed on probation to wear a GPS monitoring device. These crimes include sex crimes and crimes against children. How much would a GPS… Read More
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CORI Check and Complaints

CORI Check and Complaints When you are applying for a job or admission to a school your CORI or criminal record will often be checked. This is an important part of the application process, because your future may depend on what your record says about… Read More
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Who Can See My Criminal Record?

Who Can See My Criminal Record? Having a criminal record can be scary. If you have one, there is a good chance that you may be worried about who can see it. Employers, schools, hospitals, and even the media might be interested in looking into your hi… Read More
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