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BAIL JUMPING

BAIL JUMPING  This post will answer the following legal questions on the offense of bail jumping: What does it mean to be charged with the crime of bail jumping? How does the Commonwealth prove a defendant guilty of jumping bail? What is the legal… Read More
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REDACTED MATERIAL AT TRIAL

 EVIDENCE WITH REDACTED MATERIAL This post will answer the following legal questions about evidence with redacted material: In a court of law, what is redacted material? Why do courts redact certain documents? In a court of law, what is redacted m… 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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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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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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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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BURNING INSURED PROPERTY

BURNING INSURED PROPERTY This post will answer the following questions on the crime of burning insured property in order to defraud its insurer: What does Commonwealth law say on the crime of burning insured property? What does the Commonwealth have… 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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USE OF TELEPHONE FOR BETTING

USE OF TELEPHONE FOR BETTING  This post will answer the following legal questions on the crime of use of telephone for betting: What does it mean to be charged with use of a telephone for betting? What does Commonwealth law have to say on use of a… 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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