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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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BAIL JUMPING

BAIL JUMPING  This post will answer the following legal questions on the offense of bail jumping: What does it mean to be charged with the crime of bail jumping? How does the Commonwealth prove a defendant guilty of jumping bail? What is the legal… 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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TRANSFERRED INTENT

TRANSFERRED INTENT  This post will answer the following questions on the legal concept of transferred intent: What is transferred intent? What are examples of transferred intent? What does the Commonwealth have to prove beyond a reasonable doubt in… Read More
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LICENSE OR AUTHORITY

LICENSE OR AUTHORITY  This post will answer the following questions on the legal concept of license or authority: When does the question of license or authority become applicable in a court of law? Who has the burden of proving that the defendant d… 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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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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LEGAL INFERENCES

LEGAL INFERENCES  This post will answer the following questions on the legal concept of “inferences”: Legally speaking, what is an “inference” and when can one be drawn? What are some examples of inferences applied to the legal context? Do… Read More
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SHOPLIFTING

SHOPLIFTING This post will answer the following legal questions about the crimes of shoplifting-related offenses: What shoplifting-related offenses exist under Massachusetts’s law? What does Commonwealth law say on the shoplifting-related offense… Read More
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