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What Should You Look for in a Criminal Defense Lawyer?

If you were recently arrested for or charged with a crime – no matter how minor or major – it is imperative to speak with a lawyer and discuss your legal options. Depending on your ...
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What Should You Do If You're Pulled Over and You Have Been Drinking?

Getting pulled over after having a few drinks can be a frightening and frustrating experience. An OUI conviction can result in time spent in jail, costly fines, lengthy license suspension, and a ...
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Have You Been Drinking? Don't Sleep It Off In Your Car.

Imagine that you’ve been at a friend’s party and you’ve had quite a bit to drink. You waited a safe amount of time before leaving your friend’s home, but you still figure that ...
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What Happens After an OUI Arrest?

Melanie's Law was passed on October 28, 2005 to enhance punishments for offenders convicted of multiple OUI's in Massachusetts. Additionally, the there is a statewide mandate for an Ignition ...
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OUI Basics in Massachusetts

In Massachusetts, operating under the influence (OUI), carries some very severe penalties, which could include license suspensions, steep fines, and the possibility of spending time in jail. If you ...
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What is Excessive Force? Can it Be Battery?

While the right for law enforcement to arrest a person involves force, anyone who is exposed to excessive force may be able to file a suit against the officer and police department. To determine when ...
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DUI Expungement

Expungement often sounds like a dream for those with convictions on their record. The chance to have your slate wiped completely clean? It is almost like starting over without the stigma that can come ...
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How Long Will Prior OUI/DUI Convictions Remain Relevant?

Receiving a DUI charge can be very scary. Massachusetts takes the offense of driving while intoxicated seriously and enforces harsh penalties to deter drivers from committing the same mistake twice. ...
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Understanding Search & Seizure Law

The Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution prevents illegal search and seizure of a person's property. Before America gained independence from Britain, agents for the King were able to ...
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Common Mistakes Made After a DUI/OUI Arrest

If you have ever had a run-in with law enforcement, you understand just how frightening of an experience this can be. What are my rights? Do I have to answer their questions? Should I invoke my right ...
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Defending Against Accusations of Domestic Violence

When it comes to domestic violence, a single accusation could be enough to warrant criminal charges. It is unfortunate but true that a substantial number of domestic violence cases are based on little ...
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Penalties for Operating Under the Influence (OUI) of Drugs

In the state of Massachusetts, you could be arrested for operating under the influence (OUI) if your abilities have been impaired by the effects of either alcohol or drugs, or in some cases, both. As ...
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Assistant Police Chief Arrested for Domestic Violence

An individual may be guilty of domestic violence if he or she is either physically, verbally, emotionally or sexually abusive towards a marital partner, a parent, a family member or another household ...
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Difference Between a Bench Warrant and an Arrest Warrant

There are two primary types of warrants which can lead to an individual's arrest. The first is a bench warrant which is commonly issued when an individual fails to follows the rules of the court ...
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Police Arrest 21 Members of Organized Drug Trafficking Network

After an extensive investigation into the alleged activities of a massive drug trafficking network found operating within the state, police made more than 21 arrests of members suspected of playing ...
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What is Melanie's Law?

After a young 13-year-old girl named Melanie was killed by a drunk driver in Massachusetts back in 2003, the state enacted Melanie's Law in 2005. This was a way for prosecutors to seek much ...
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Penalties for Trespassing in Massachusetts

Under Massachusetts State law it is illegal for anyone to enter into a home, enclosed land, building, boat or other private area without consent. In addition, people are not allowed to remain in these ...
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Braintree Police Launch Smartphone App for Public Use

Technological advances have come a long way over the past few years. In cities and states all around the world police departments, fire departments and other types of emergency service providers have ...
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New Head of the Boston ATF Looking to Crack Down on Weapons Crimes

Special agent in charge Daniel Kumor recently told reporters that he was happy to be back in Boston and heading up the Boston branch of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). ...
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Defending Yourself Against Charges of Rape

When one individual compels another individual to have sexual intercourse against his or her will, or uses the threat of bodily injury or harm to force another individual to engage in unnatural sexual ...
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MA Man Convicted of Organized Crime

A man from North Andover is now in prison for his involvement in a crime ring as a loan shark and bookkeeper. Apparently, the offender, J.G., was suspected of criminal activity back in 2009 so ...
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Burglary Suspects Arrested and $40,000 Worth of Collectibles Recovered

Following a thorough investigation, Topsfield Police were recently able to arrest three suspects and recover $40,000 worth of collectible items that had been stolen from a nearby home. The suspects in ...
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Learn All About Flanagan & Associates

No matter where you are located, crime happens. The citizens of Quincy, Massachusetts are just as susceptible to crime and punishment as those in other cities and states all throughout America. ...
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Massachusetts Man Faces Multiple Charges at His 250th Arraignment

On Thursday, November 29th, 45-year-old Derrick Degrace was arrested by Barnstable police for his apparent involvement in a string of recent crimes which included breaking and entering, theft, fraud, ...
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Police Investigate Eight Vehicle Break-ins and Thefts in One Night

On Friday, November 9th, 2012, police received at least eight calls from residents of the Avalon apartments right off Route 3A in Cohasset, MA, reporting that they had become of the victim of a ...
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