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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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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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ADMISSION BY SILENCE

ADMISSION BY SILENCE Recently, a client called concerned that she DID NOT respond to accusations from police when she was accused of shoplifting. While in the parking lot of a store she was confronted by police. The police walked her to her car and n… Read More
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USE OF TELEPHONE FOR BETTING

USE OF TELEPHONE FOR BETTING  This post will answer the following legal questions on the crime of use of telephone for betting: What does it mean to be charged with use of a telephone for betting? What does Commonwealth law have to say on use of a… 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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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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DISORDERLY CONDUCT

DISORDERLY CONDUCT This post will answer the following legal questions about the offense of disorderly conduct: What does the Commonwealth need to prove in order to convict a defendant of the offense of “disorderly conduct”? What are some exampl… Read More
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MENTAL IMPAIRMENT SHORT OF INSANITY

MENTAL IMPAIRMENT SHORT OF INSANITY This post will answer the following legal questions on the legal defense of mental impairment short of insanity: What is mental impairment short of insanity? What is “necessary intent”? How does the Commonweal… Read More
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