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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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ATTACHING WRONG PLATES TO CONCEAL IDENTITY

ATTACHING WRONG PLATES TO CONCEAL IDENTITY  This post will answer the following legal questions on the crime of attaching wrong plates to conceal identity: What does it mean to attach wrong plates to conceal identity? How does the Commonwealth prov… Read More
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DURESS

DURESS What is the legal concept of “duress”? In some legal situations, duress may excuse a person’s committing of what otherwise would be a criminal offense. Duress is a form of coercion. It is constraint illegally exercised to force someone… 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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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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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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LARCENY BY STEALING

LARCENY BY STEALING  This post will answer the following legal questions on the offense of larceny by stealing: What is larceny (AKA “stealing”)? Legally speaking, what is stealing and what does Commonwealth law say on larceny? How does the Com… Read More
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GENERAL CONTINUANCE

WHAT IS PRE-TRIAL PROBATION G.L. c. 276, § 87 Pre-trial Probation or a “General Continuance” is a highly sought criminal disposition (result).  It is a conditional disposition anticipating dismissal of criminal charges.  It basically means tha… Read More
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CRIMINAL DEFENSE--AN OVERVIEW

The criminal justice system can be confusing and overwhelming. For guidance about criminal procedures and help building a defense, contact a skilled and knowledgeable criminal defense attorney. Learn the Information You Need About Your Criminal Defen… Read More
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