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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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KNOWLEDGE

KNOWLEDGE  This post will answer the following questions about the criminal law concept of knowledge: Legally speaking, what is “knowledge” and how do jurors evaluate it in a criminal case? What kinds of evidence do jurors consider in determini… 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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DISTURBING THE PEACE

DISTURBING THE PEACE This post will answer the following legal questions on the offense of disturbing the peace: How does the Commonwealth prove a defendant guilty of the offense of disturbing the peace? What are examples of “unreasonably disrupti… 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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WHAT IS DIVERSION IN COURT?

WHAT IS DIVERSION IN COURT? Diversion refers to a process where cases are dismissed prior to arraignment. In exchange for dismissing the charges prior to the case even beginning, the person usually has to complete a program or treatment of some kin… Read More
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