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Use of Vehicle Without Authority

Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 90, Section 24(2)(a) punishes people who use a motor vehicle without authority knowing that doing so is unauthorized. An important element to this offense is knowledge—a person must know that they are using the ve… Read More
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Phone Betting

What is phone betting? A defendant is charged with the crime of “use of telephone for betting” when he or she unlawfully is (ONE OR MORE): Using a telephone Permitting a telephone …for betting purposes. What is the law on phone betting? Commonw… Read More
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Harassing or Obscene Phone Calls

What is the law on harassing or obscene phone calls? Massachusetts law states: “Whoever telephones another person or causes a person to be telephoned, contacts another person by electronic communication, or causes a person to be contacted by electr… Read More
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Resisting Arrest

What is Resisting Arrest? In Massachusetts, under M.G.L. c. 268, §32B, a person can be convicted of Resisting Arrest. Resisting Arrest means knowingly preventing or attempting to prevent a police officer from making an arrest by using or threatening… Read More
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Disorderly Conduct

What is disorderly conduct? Disorderly Conduct, violent or tumultuous public behavior that causes inconvenience, annoyance, or alarm, is punishable in Massachusetts. Under M.G.L. c. 272, § 53 a first offensive could result in a fine of up to $150. A… Read More
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Differences Between Civil Infractions, Misdemeanors, and Felonies?

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CIVIL INFRACTIONS, MISDEMEANORS AND FELONIES? CIVIL INFRACTION: A civil infraction is a minor violation. Many traffic violations are civil infractions, such as speeding and running a red light. The punishment for a civil infraction… Read More
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