Available 24/7 Free Consultations
(617) 513-9444
Available 24/7 Free Consultations
(617) 513-9444
Request Free Consultation

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...
Read More

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...
Read More

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...
Read More

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....
Read More

Massachusetts Appeals Court Suppresses Gun and Drugs Found on Man on Boylston Street in Boston

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today reversed a Suffolk Superior Court judge's decision that denied the defendant's motion to suppress a gun and drugs found in his clothes following an arrest by an undercover Boston cop.  The Appeals Court ruled the cop lacked reasonable suspicion to detain the defendant.  The name of the case is...
Read More