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Getting a Domestic Violence Charge Dismissed in MA

Posted on August 27, 2021 in
Domestic violence is a terrible crime with far-reaching impacts. Too many domestic violence accusations, however, are baseless and made in the heat of the moment by an angry spouse or family member. This leads to many cases being stuck in the criminal justice system that should not be there. In these situations, the person...
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Do I Need a Lawyer for an Arraignment in Massachusetts?

Posted on July 30, 2021 in
An arraignment is typically the first court appearance required of an individual who is facing criminal charges (the defendant). You may have to attend an arraignment hearing if you get arrested in Massachusetts for driving under the influence, assault charges, or other crimes. You may also be called for an arraignment hearing if you're...
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Is Open Container a Crime in MA?

Posted on July 27, 2021 in
Having an open container of alcohol in your vehicle is a crime in many states, but Massachusetts is no longer one of them. As of February 21, 2020, the Supreme Judicial Court ruled that an open alcohol container is not a crime in the Commonwealth. This does not mean that you can have an...
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What to Do if You’re Arrested in MA

Posted on June 10, 2021 in
Being arrested for an alleged crime can be a frightening and stressful experience. It is important, however, to realize that you have rights you must protect. There are things you can do if you're arrested in Massachusetts that can drastically improve your odds of winning a criminal case. If you believe you are going...
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Can I Be Sued in a Civil Court While Facing Criminal Charges?

Posted on June 3, 2021 in
Yes, you can face civil and criminal charges at the same time in Massachusetts. These are two separate justice systems with separate consequences for defendants. You may face a civil lawsuit against you from the injured victim of your crime at the same time as criminal charges from the government for the crime itself....
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