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LICENSE OR AUTHORITY

LICENSE OR AUTHORITY Occasionally, when a defense is asserted on behalf of a defendant, the defense is license or authority. For example, a police officer acting in good faith may arrest a person because they are carrying or possessing a firearm.… Read More
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BURNING INSURED PROPERTY

BURNING INSURED PROPERTY This post will answer the following questions on the crime of burning insured property in order to defraud its insurer: What does Commonwealth law say on the crime of burning insured property? What does the Commonwealth have… Read More
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RESISTING ARREST

RESISTING ARREST  This post will answer the following legal questions on the offense of resisting arrest: What does Commonwealth law say on “resisting arrest”? How does the Commonwealth prove a defendant guilty of the offense of resisting arres… Read More
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CRIMINAL INTENT

INTENT This post will answer the following questions on the legal concept of intent: Legally speaking, what does it mean to have the necessary intent to commit a crime? How do jurors determine a defendant’s intent? What is specific intent? What is… Read More
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ASSAULT AND BATTERY ON A POLICE OFFICER OR PUBLIC EMPLOYEE

ASSAULT AND BATTERY ON A POLICE OFFICER OR PUBLIC EMPLOYEE This post will answer the following legal questions about assault and battery on a police officer or public employee: What is assault and battery? What must the Commonwealth prove in order t… Read More
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ASSAULT AND BATTERY CAUSING SERIOUS BODILY INJURY

ASSAULT AND BATTERY CAUSING SERIOUS BODILY  INJURY This post will answer the following legal questions on assault and battery causing serious injury: What is assault and battery causing serious injury? How does the Commonwealth prove an intentional… Read More
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NEW DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LAWS

MASSACHUSETTS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LAWS On August 8th, Governor Patrick signed a new law. The new law makes changes to existing domestic violence statutes.   The law includes several new initiatives and changes: 1. Amending the criminal statutes to i… Read More
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