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DNA

In the past few decades, DNA technologies have taken off. Thanks to these advances, DNA plays a much more important role in criminal cases than it did in the past. Forensic scientists are able to extract and analyze DNA from crime scenes to help poli… Read More
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Large Capacity Feeding Device (LCFD)

If you are a gun owner in Massachusetts, you may have noticed that our state has many different restrictions on what firearm accessories you can use. One of these restrictions is on large capacity feeding devices, which are defined in state law. With… Read More
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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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