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What is OUI-Child Endangerment?

Operating under the influence of alcohol is a crime that is taken seriously in Massachusetts. If you are convicted, the punishment will impact not only your freedom but also possibly your relationships with others and employment opportunities. When c… Read More
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New Guns Rule in Massachusetts

The Second Amendment gives people the constitutional right to keep and use firearms. But the right isn’t unlimited. There has been much debate in politics on what restrictions states and local communities should be able to place on gun ownership. T… Read More
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Collective Knowledge Doctrine

Thanks to the Constitution, people have privacy rights that protect them from searches by police that are unreasonable. For example, in order for police to search your home they are almost always going to be required to have first obtained a search w… Read More
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Breath Test Reversal Decision

Massachusetts’ highest court the Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) issued a major new decision on Wednesday that will impact 27,000 people who either entered a plea for or were convicted of operating under the influence (OUI). This ruling makes it signi… Read More
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Wrongful Identifications

In order to convict a person of a crime, the government must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the person committed all the elements or parts of the offense. For example, a person cannot be convicted of operating under the influence of alcohol (OU… Read More
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Parental Privilege

Testifying in court is a nerve-racking experience for many people. It often leads to the breakdown of professional relationships. Personal ones can also be affected. This includes family relationships, especially when family is on opposing sides. For… Read More
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Bump Stocks

On February 1, 2018, Massachusetts banned bump stocks and trigger cranks. It was not the first state to outlaw these firearm attachments. Today, 12 of the 50 states have made it illegal to purchase, sell, or possess a bump stock and a national ban is… Read More
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Human Trafficking

Nearly everyone agrees that human trafficking is a serious crime, and most people know that there are laws against it. However, what fewer people might realize is that the laws against human trafficking are not just federal or international. Human tr… Read More
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Collateral Consequences of Criminal Charges

When a person is charged with a crime, they might reach a point in their case where they have to make an important decision. One of the most important is the decision of whether to take a case to trial or make a deal. At the end of the day, to go to… Read More
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Blood Testing for OUI/DWI

When a person is arrested for operating under the influence of alcohol (OUI), police may ask them if they will agree to a breath or blood test. These tests are used to determine if a person has consumed enough alcohol to be above the legal limit for… Read More
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