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November 18, 2021

Legal Malpractice

What are the Common Defenses to Legal Malpractice Cases?

Legal malpractice cases are highly fact intensive. No two cases are alike. There are, however, some common defenses to these sorts of cases. Attorney Client Relationship This often comes up in the situation where your former lawyer represented multiple individuals and/or businesses. The lawyer might defend your case by arguing that he or she did […]

November 18, 2021

Criminal Defense

Why did the Police Officer Pull Me Over?

In Massachusetts we are afforded certain protections under the United States Constitution and the Massachusetts Declaration of Rights. A police officer may only conduct an investigation if he or she has “reasonable cause” to do so. If the officer cannot explain why he or she suspects that you were violating some traffic law or operating […]

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November 18, 2021

Legal Malpractice

What are the Common Defenses to Legal Malpractice Cases?

Legal malpractice cases are highly fact intensive. No two cases are alike. There are, however, some common defenses to these sorts of cases. Attorney Client Relationship This often comes up in the situation where your former lawyer represented multiple individuals and/or businesses. The lawyer might defend your case by arguing that he or she did […]

November 18, 2021

Criminal Defense

Why did the Police Officer Pull Me Over?

In Massachusetts we are afforded certain protections under the United States Constitution and the Massachusetts Declaration of Rights. A police officer may only conduct an investigation if he or she has “reasonable cause” to do so. If the officer cannot explain why he or she suspects that you were violating some traffic law or operating […]

November 18, 2021

Criminal Defense

What is Possession with the Intent to Distribute?

A charge of “Possession with Intent to Distribute” means that the Commonwealth claims that you had drugs and you planned to distribute them or sell them to other people. Prosecutors in Massachusetts typically work hard to get a conviction or plea and the stiffest penalty possible in these cases. It is surprisingly easy for police […]

November 18, 2021

Criminal Defense

What Will Happen When I Go to Court?

Navigating the court system is complicated and the consequences of not knowing how to do that can be disastrous. Every criminal case has many potential outcomes depending on the circumstances of the arrest. Most people who are arrested for OUI in Massachusetts are not criminals. They are regular, ordinary people who found the experience of […]

November 18, 2021

Criminal Defense

What is Drug Trafficking?

The difference between “Possession with Intent to Distribute” and “ Drug Trafficking” is usually based on the amount of drugs in your possession. However, these charges can sometimes be based on months of law enforcement investigation that includes wiretap evidence, controlled buys, confidential informants, and “drug raids” conducted at residences and/or businesses. Drug Trafficking is an […]

November 18, 2021

Criminal Defense

Probation Violation Hearings

The Initial Surrender Hearing There are two hearings involved when a person is accused of violating the terms of their probation. The first hearing is called a surrender hearing. After the probation officer files what is called a “Notice of Surrender,” a judge will issue a warrant for your arrest or send a summons to […]

November 18, 2021

Criminal Defense

Drug Crime Penalties

In 2018, Massachusetts overhauled its sentencing system for drug crimes. Among other things, sentencing ranges for a wide range of drug offenses were changed and fentanyl was reclassified as a Class A substance. Possession of less than one ounce of marijuana is no longer a criminal offense. The chart below summarizes the new sentence ranges […]

November 18, 2021

Criminal Defense

Are the Results of my Breathalyzer Test Admissible in Court?

This page discusses the admissibility of breathalyzer tests that determine your blood alcohol concentration. If you want to read more about the accuracy of those tests or the science behind the tests click here. The first thing to consider when analyzing the admissibility of breathalyzer tests is whether you are someone who is exempt from […]

November 18, 2021

Criminal Defense

Are the Results of my Breathalyzer Test Accurate?

In Massachusetts, there is an implied consent law. This means that the law presumes that every time you drive a vehicle in the Commonwealth, you are consenting to a Blood Alcohol Concentration test, usually with a device known as a “breathalyzer,” if there is reason to suspect that you are intoxicated.  This does not mean […]

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