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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), MULTIPLE OFFENSE CHART

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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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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OPERATING A VEHICLE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF MARIJUANA

Recently, an appeals court wrote a legal decision that defined some of the new rules when there is a criminal trial for OUI Drugs regarding the element of “impairment”. The elements of OUI marijuana are:  Operation of a vehicle On a pub… Read More
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OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE WITHOUT BEING LICENSED

OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE WITHOUT BEING LICENSED Operating without a license is a fairly common, criminal offense. Oftentimes, it involves someone whose license lapsed or they never had a valid U.S. license. Generally speaking, when these cases come… Read More
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ANNOYING AND ACCOSTING PERSONS

ANNOYING AND ACCOSTING PERSONS This blog post will answer the following legal questions on the criminal offense of annoying and accosting persons: How does the Commonwealth prove a defendant guilty of annoying or accosting a person? What does it mea… Read More
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IGNITION INTERLOCK DEVICE

IGNITION INTERLOCK DEVICE Don’t do it! But if you are reading this maybe you have. However, often times, there is a false reading, or error in the system which needs to be corrected or explained. Or the person made an unintentional error regard… Read More
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PROPER WAY TO STORE A FIREARM IN MASS

IMPROPER STORAGE OF A FIREARM This blog post will answer the following legal questions on the crime of improperly storing a firearm: How does the Commonwealth prove a defendant guilty of improperly storing a firearm? What does it mean to “carry”… Read More
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SCHOOL ZONE DRUG VIOLATION

SCHOOL ZONE DRUG VIOLATION School zones charges have changed recently so they are less stringent. When the law was first developed, it had good intentions and made sense. The logic was if a person was dealing drugs in a “school zone” then… Read More
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IDENTITY FRAUD BY POSING AS ANOTHER

IDENTITY FRAUD BY POSING AS ANOTHER What does Commonwealth law say on the criminal offense of committing identity fraud by posing as another? What does the Commonwealth have to prove in order to prove a defendant guilty of the crime of identity frau… Read More
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