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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Massachusetts Reported 250 Domestic Violence Related Homicides Between 2003 and 2011

In the state of Massachusetts, as is true in most states, law enforcement officials take the crime of domestic violence extremely seriously. In suspected domestic violence cases they, along with ...
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Barnes & Noble Customers in 9 States Are Likely Victims of Data Theft

On Wednesday October 24th, 2012, Barnes & Noble reported that 63 of its stores had fallen victim to thieves who had been tampering with PIN pad devices which are used by customers to swipe their ...
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Convicted Sex Offender Receives Lengthy Sentence in Child Rape Case

Edward Pacheco Jr. , a previously convicted sex offender, was sentenced earlier this week to 25-35 years in prison followed by a 40-year probation. The sentence was handed down after his conviction ...
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Welcome to Our New Quincy Criminal Defense Blog

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new Quincy Criminal Defense Blog with a RSS feed located here.
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