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TEMPORARY BAN ON BREATHALYZER TESTS

TEMPORARY BAN ON BREATHALYZER TESTS AS EVIDENCE IN COURT– THIS CHANGE IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT~! JULY 2019 ! January 10, 2018 A Massachusetts District Court has ruled that no Breathalyzer tests administered in the state can be used as evidence in… Read More
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Does a Jury See EVERYTHING?

Does a Jury See EVERYTHING?   The short answer is no. Often times there is pieces of evidence that must be sanitized or redacted. Normally, the attorney and the district attorney will discuss and either agree to the limit what the jury can see and n… 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 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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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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