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License to Carry a Firearm

JAKE NICHOLS VS. CHIEF OF POLICE OF NATICK & OTHERS (JAN. 2019) [License to Carry a Firearm]  Overview Jake Nichols applied to the Natick Police Department for a Class A (large capacity) license to carry in October 2015. Nichols had a fifteen-y… Read More
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EVIDENCE WITH REDACTED MATERIAL

EVIDENCE WITH REDACTED MATERIAL This post will answer the following legal questions about evidence with redacted material: In a court of law, what is redacted material? Why do courts redact certain documents? In a court of law, what is redacted mat… Read More
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HOMICIDE BY A MOTOR VEHICLE (FELONY)

HOMICIDE BY A MOTOR VEHICLE (FELONY) This post will answer the following questions on the criminal offense of homicide by a motor vehicle: What does Commonwealth law have to say on the criminal offense of homicide by a motor vehicle? How does the C… Read More
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COMMON NIGHTWALKER

COMMON NIGHTWALKER This post will answer the following questions on the criminal offense of being a common nightwalker: What is a common nightwalker? How does the Commonwealth prove a defendant guilty of being a common nightwalker? Are police allowe… 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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ATTACHING WRONG PLATES TO CONCEAL IDENTITY

ATTACHING WRONG PLATES TO CONCEAL IDENTITY  This post will answer the following legal questions on the crime of attaching wrong plates to conceal identity: What does it mean to attach wrong plates to conceal identity? How does the Commonwealth prov… Read More
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REPRIMAND OF COUNCIL

REPRIMAND OF COUNCIL  This post will answer the following legal questions about when a counselor is reprimanded:  What does it mean when a judge “reprimands” a counselor of law? What are the responsibilities of both a judge and an attorney r… Read More
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DURESS

DURESS What is the legal concept of “duress”? In some legal situations, duress may excuse a person’s committing of what otherwise would be a criminal offense. Duress is a form of coercion. It is constraint illegally exercised to force someone… Read More
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ANIMAL CRUELTY

CRUELTY TO ANIMALS This post will answer the following legal questions on the crime of cruelty to animals: How does the Commonwealth prove a defendant guilty of the offense of “cruelty to animals”? What is the legal definition of “cruelty”?… Read More
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INTIMIDATING A WITNESS, JUROR, COURT OFFICIAL OR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER

INTIMIDATING A WITNESS, JUROR, COURT OFFICIAL OR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER This post will answer the following legal questions on the offense of intimidating a witness, juror, court official or law enforcement officer (AKA “intimidation”): How doe… Read More
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