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LICENSE OR AUTHORITY

LICENSE OR AUTHORITY Occasionally, when a defense is asserted on behalf of a defendant, the defense is license or authority. For example, a police officer acting in good faith may arrest a person because they are carrying or possessing a firearm.… 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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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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MENTAL IMPAIRMENT SHORT OF INSANITY

MENTAL IMPAIRMENT SHORT OF INSANITY This post will answer the following legal questions on the legal defense of mental impairment short of insanity: What is mental impairment short of insanity? What is “necessary intent”? How does the Commonweal… Read More
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WHAT HAPPENS IF I'M ARRESTED?

WHAT HAPPENS IF I’M ARRESTED? Once the police arrest someone, they will take them to the police station. At the police station they will be processed.  Processing of a person is called a “booking”.  At the booking, they will do pr… Read More
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BAIL BASICS: WHAT IS BAIL; HOW IT WORKS

Bail Basics: What Bail Is, How It Works Bail is the act of giving money to the government in a criminal court until that case is completed or closed.  The person who pays the bail gets their money (bail) back as long as the person never misses a cou… Read More
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