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What is in a Criminal Record?

We hear about criminal records all the time: on the news, in job applications, and in court. But what exactly is a criminal record? What information goes on one and who can see this information? It is important for anybody who has ever been charged w… Read More
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Eyewitness Identification and Expert Opinion

A witness who observes or knows about criminal acts is essential to a prosecutor’s case. This testimony is so important that it could be the difference between a defendant being acquitted or convicted. Consequently, courts have developed certain ru… Read More
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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 rules you get a notif… Read More
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Is Your Mug Shot Private?

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 after an arrest? What is a booking p… Read More
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58A Dangerousness Hearing

A 58A Dangerousness 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 dangerousness motion must b… Read More
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What Happens When I'm 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 arrested by the State Police, they will t… Read More
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Plea Deals

What is a plea deal? 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 pl… 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

What is a primary caretaker of a dependent child? A “primary caretaker” is a parent with a child under the age of 18 living at their primary residence. What do courts consider when they sentence a primary caretaker of a dependent child? Courts co… Read More
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Expunge My Criminal Record

What is expungement? Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 276, Sections 100E to 100U allows people who meet certain conditions to expunge, or wipe clean, a criminal charge from their record. Examples of ways you can expunge your record include if law e… Read More
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