Firstly, what shoplifting-related offenses exist under Massachusetts’s law?
Under Commonwealth law, a defendant can be charged with ANY of the following shoplifting-related offenses:
Concealing merchandise shoplifting
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DEFENSE OF PROPERTY
This post will answer the following two legal questions regarding defense of property:
Can a person use to force to defend or regain his or her property from someone who has no right to it (e.g. a trespasser)?
How does the Common…
DEFENSE OF ANOTHER
This post will answer the following legal questions regarding the defense of another:
Can a person use force to defend another?
How does the Commonwealth prove a person did not use force to come to the aid of another person?
On this page, you will find answers to the following legal questions about self-defense:
Is a person in Massachusetts allowed to act in self-defense?
How does the Commonwealth prove a defendant did NOT act in self-defense, with the use…
This post will answer the following questions on the legal defense of parental discipline:
What is the law on parental discipline against a minor child?
What happens if the alleged victim of a parent or stepparent was under the a…