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CAN I EXPUNGEMENT 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 and destroying everything related to it. You want that.  If you qualify it is a great way erase in your life… Read More
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 CAN I BE ASKED ABOUT MY IMMIGRATION STATUS?

 CAN I BE ASKED ABOUT MY IMMIGRATION STATUS?    Can you be asked about your immigration status if you are a witness in a criminal trial? It depends. In a recent appeal the Mass. Supreme Court reviewed an appeal and the issue was that: He claimed… Read More
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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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WHAT IS DIVERSION?

DIVERSION CHANGES Diversion is something that MUST be embraced if it can occur. It is rare that I or any lawyer will use such a word like “must” since we haven’t understood your personal circumstances and the facts surrounding your… 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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LARCENY OVER $250 is NOW LARCENY OVER $1200

There has been a change to the law for the crime of larceny over $250. Now that charge of larceny over $250 has changed from $250 to $1200. That is a big deal. The reason it is a big deal is when the crime is under $1200 it is a misdemeanor. But wh… Read More
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