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Animal Cruelty Offense

ANIMAL CRUELTY Under Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 272, Section 77 it is illegal to treat an animal with cruelty. Cruelty means inflicting severe or unnecessary pain upon an animal without any justifiable cause. The maximum penalty is seven year… Read More
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Harassing or Obscene Telephone Calls

HARASSING OR OBSCENE TELEPHONE CALLS OR ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS Firstly, what is Massachusetts’s law on the offense of harassing telephone calls or electronic communications? Commonwealth law states: “Whoever telephones another person or causes… Read More
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Disturbing the Peace

DISTURBING THE PEACE Disturbing the Peace is a crime punishable in Massachusetts under M.G.L. c. 272, § 53. A first offensive could result in a fine of up to $150. A subsequent offense could lead to jail time of up to six months and/or a fine of $20… Read More
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Resisting Arrest

RESISTING ARREST In Massachusetts, under M.G.L. c. 268, §32B, a person can be convicted of Resisting Arrest. Resisting Arrest means knowingly preventing or attempting to prevent a police officer from making an arrest by using or threatening to use p… Read More
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