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LEGAL BOMBSHELL EXPLODES IN NAVY SEAL TRIAL

Legal bombshell explodes in war crimes trial How a US Navy SEAL stunned a San Diego courtroom with a startling confession Prosecutors of former special operations chief Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher did not expect Corey Scott to admit to killing a wound… Read More
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DRESSING FOR COURT

DRESSING FOR COURT

DRESSING FOR COURT In this post we will discuss the topic of how to dress when going into court. As a disclaimer, what we have to say are recommendations on how to dress. In the end, the decision of how you wish to physically present yourself in cou… Read More
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WHAT IS DRUG POSSESSION?

WHAT IS DRUG POSSESSION?  How does the law define possession? We all know that there are charges of possessing a handgun, or possessing an illegal drug. Sometimes, it obvious, for example the  person has a gun in their belt loop or they are using t… Read More
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WILL I GET EARNED GOOD TIME IN JAIL

JAIL CREDIT This post will discuss recent changes earned good time in jail.  “Earned good time” (EGT) is deductions from the sentences of a convicted inmate for his or her satisfactory performance in educational, vocational, and rehabilitative p… Read More
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WHAT IS RESTORATIVE JUSTICE?

WHAT IS RESTORATIVE JUSTICE? “Restorative justice” is defined as a voluntary process by which offenders, victims, and members of the community collectively identify and address wants, needs, and obligations resulting from an offense in order to… Read More
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IMMUNITY FROM PROSECUTION | UNDERAGE DRINKING

IMMUNITY FROM PROSECUTION |UNDERAGE DRINKING Nearly every person under 21 years of age has drank alcohol in opposition of the law. Recently, lawmakers have made an adjustment to the law so that when kids drink so much alcohol that they require medica… Read More
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MINIMUM MANDATORY SENTENCES

Minimum Mandatory Sentences In this post we discuss recent changes to Commonwealth law that have eliminated a number of mandatory minimum sentences for crimes. This is important for those that plea to sentences or are convicted of these crimes. The r… Read More
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OPERATING UNDER THE INFLUENCE (OUI), SUBSEQUENT OFFENSES

OPERATING UNDER THE INFLUENCE (OUI), SUBSEQUENT OFFENSES In this post we will discuss some of the penalties for the crime of “Operating Under the Influence”OUI for subsequent offenses and some recent changes to the law: The more times a person is… Read More
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CAN I EXPUNGE MY RECORD?

CAN I EXPUNGE MY RECORD?  This blog post will answer the following legal questions on expungement of a criminal record: Expungement is different than sealing a record. Expungement means all evidence of the allegation or crime is wiped out and physic… Read More
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WHAT IS BAIL?

Bail in Massachusetts is money given to court to hold until the case is resolved. Resolved means the case is either dismissed, or a plea agreement is entered, or the person has a trial and is found guilty or not guilty. Even if a person is found guil… Read More
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