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What is the Brady List?

What are Brady Lists? How do they prevent police conduct? And how could a Brady List impact your case? What is a Brady List? A Brady List is a watch list that prosecutors use to keep track of police officers who have engaged in or have been accused o… Read More
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Habitual Offender

Are habitual offenders eligible for probation? Yes, they are. Besides settling disputes, one of the most important jobs courts do is interpret law when statutes are unclear. The Massachusetts Supreme Court did just this in a case decided in December… Read More
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Police Reform

On December 31, 2020 Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed into law new legislation that will make changes to how police officers do their jobs. The new law focuses on investigating misconduct and reprimanding officers who step out of line. Why… Read More
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Pole Cameras & Privacy

You may not always realize it, but one of the most important protections you have in America is a constitutional right to privacy. This means that the government cannot intrude on your home or take your personal belongings without good reason. The Fo… Read More
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Large Capacity Magazines

The law on firearms is always changing, often making it difficult for gun owners to keep up with new rules and regulations. On August 14, 2020, San Francisco’s 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling that will overturn the state’s ban on… Read More
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Search Warrants

One of the most important rights you have is the right to privacy. Under the Fourth Amendment of the US Constitution and Article 14 of the Massachusetts Declaration of Rights, you have a right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures. This… Read More
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What Happens When You Get an OUI/DWI for the First Time?

Operating Under the Influence of an Intoxicating Liquor (OUI Alcohol) is a common crime in Massachusetts but one that could have real consequences if you are convicted. One of the consequences of conviction could include a one-year license suspension… Read More
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Improper Storage of a Firearm

It is illegal in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to improperly store a firearm. Whether you are lawfully licensed to own or carry a firearm or not, improper storage is a criminal offense. Anyone in Massachusetts who doesn’t store a firearm proper… Read More
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Firearm While Committing a Felony

The Second Amendment of the US Constitution gives all citizens the right to bear arms. However, states are also allowed to regulate how firearms and used and handled. Every state has different rules. Massachusetts is a state that takes gun laws very… Read More
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Discharging a Firearm Within 500 Feet of a Building

The Second Amendment to the US Constitution gives all citizens the right to bear arms. However, even though you have a constitutional right to own and use a gun, states can regulate when and how people may lawfully use one. In Massachusetts, the poli… Read More
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