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TEMPORARY BAN ON BREATHALYZER TESTS AS EVIDENCE IN COURT

TEMPORARY BAN ON BREATHALYZER TESTS AS EVIDENCE IN COURT January 10, 2018 A Massachusetts District Court has ruled that no Breathalyzer tests administered in the state can be used as evidence in court until the office of Alcohol Testing proves the ac… Read More
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District Court Diversion, Child Diversion

CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM ACT OF 2018: DIVERSION:  On April 13, 2018 Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed into law S.2371 & H.4012 or An Act Relative to Criminal Justice Reform. The new law makes several sweeping changes to criminal justice… 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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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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CONSIDERATION OF BUSINESS RECORDS

CONSIDERATION OF BUSINESS RECORDS This post will answer the following legal questions on consideration of business records: When are jurors allowed to consider business records? Can a judge require that the party offering the business records into e… Read More
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STRICKEN EVIDENCE

EXCLUDED QUESTION; STRICKEN EVIDENCE This blog post will answer the following questions on the legal concepts of excluded questions and stricken evidence: What does it mean to exclude a question in a court of law? Is an unanswered question admissibl… Read More
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ADMISSION BY SILENCE

ADMISSION BY SILENCE This post will answer the following questions on the legal concept of admission by silence: What is admission by silence? What are the implications of admission by silence? Why are jurors cautious about accepting a response as a… Read More
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MUG SHOTS

MUG SHOTS This post will answer the following legal questions on mug shots: What happens if a witness testifies that the police showed the witness a photo of the defendant? What other circumstances can the police obtain pictures of people to be used… Read More
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CHALLENGING THE POLICE 4th AMENDMENT

Criminal Defense Attorneys are the enforcers of the 4th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and State Constitution.  They are the advocates who bring questionable searches and seizures to the courts attention. If they bring it to the court and the co… Read More
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