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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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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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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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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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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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HARASSING OR OBSCENE TELEPHONE CALLS OR ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS

HARASSING OR OBSCENE TELEPHONE CALLS OR ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS This post will answer the following legal questions on the offenses of harassing or obscene telephone calls or electronic communications: What is Massachusetts’s law on the offense… Read More
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CRIMINAL INTENT

INTENT This post will answer the following questions on the legal concept of intent: Legally speaking, what does it mean to have the necessary intent to commit a crime? How do jurors determine a defendant’s intent? What is specific intent? What is… Read More
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VANDALISM

VANDALISM This post will answer the following legal questions on vandalism: What does the Commonwealth have to prove in order to convict a defendant of the offense of vandalism? What does it mean to act “willfully with malice”? What does it mean… Read More
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INTOXICATION WITH ALCOHOL OR DRUGS

INTOXICATION WITH ALCOHOL OR DRUGS This post will discuss the following legal questions relating to intoxication with alcohol or drugs: What are specific intent crimes? Can a defendant ever be acquitted on grounds of not having the specific intent t… Read More
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