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Is Your Mug Shot Private?

Is Your Mugshot Private? Mugshot: when you are arrested, the public generally does not see your mug shot. But could they? And how? These are questions courts in Massachusetts are considering. How much information does the public see about you when af… Read More
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58A Dangerous Hearing

58A Dangerous Hearing A 58A Dangerous Hearing is one of the most powerful tools in the district attorney’s arsenal. Above all, that piece of paper allows the police to hold the defendant in custody. No bail or GPS bracelet. Nothing. A 58A dangerou… Read More
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The GPS Monitoring Device

The GPS Monitoring Device What is a GPS Monitoring Bracelet? A GPS monitoring device is a beacon that attaches to one of your ankles. The device monitors where you are at all times. It is a two by three inch plastic box with a rubber strap that wrap… Read More
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What Happens When You Get Arrested

What Happens When You Get Arrested When you get arrested the police will put handcuffs on you and place you in the back of a police car. They then take you to a local police station in the city or town where you were arrested. If you are being arrest… Read More
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Probation Violation

Probation Violation If you admit to a crime or are found guilty of a crime you are generally, but not always, placed on probation. You need to follow certain rules. Condition(s) of probation are the rules in probation. If you don’t follow the r… Read More
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The District Court Plea

The District Court Plea When someone wants to admit to some wrongdoing of a criminal act they enter a plea. A plea simply means you want to make a deal. In its simplest form, when someone wants to enter a plea, they fill out a form called a tender of… Read More
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Your First Appearance in Criminal Court

Your First Official Appearance in Criminal Court Your first appearance in court is called arraignment. It is your first day in criminal court. You have arrived at an arraignment because you were either: Arrested the night before and brought to cour… Read More
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What is a Pre-trial Conference?

What is a Pre-trial Conference? A pre-trial conference in criminal court is the first scheduled date for every criminal case after the arraignment date. Sometimes people confuse the pre-trial conference date with the actual trial date, but the two ar… Read More
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Sentencing Primary Caretaker of Dependent Child

Sentencing Primary Caretaker of Dependent Child   What factors do courts consider when sentencing a primary caretaker of a dependent child? Why are they important? Courts consider the defendant’s status as a primary caretaker of a dependent child… Read More
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Expunge My Criminal Record

EXPUNGEMENT The law has changed, and you may qualify for an expungement. Expungement means totally wiping out any evidence of the event.  A criminal record, whether juvenile or adult, can follow you forever if it has personal, employment, or other c… Read More
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