Search of a Vehicle- Do You Have To Consent?

Posted in Blog, Criminal Law by on August 21st, 2013

It is common knowledge that in order for police to search an individual’s home, they need a warrant or probable cause before they can enter the premises. Many people are not aware that law enforcement needs the same documents or probable cause before searching a vehicle as well. Because many people don’t know this, when a Police officer asks them to consent to a search, they believe they have… Read More

How Having an Attorney Could Protect You From Pretrial Detention

Posted in Blog, Criminal Law by on June 21st, 2013

Worldwide, nearly 10 million people charged with crimes will be detained in the time period leading up to their trials. This process has been one that has come under review many times in the past, beginning in the 1960’s and reevaluated through the years. Pretrial detention is based on a series of points, which once so many factors are present, pretrial detention becomes the reality. What are so… Read More

Self Representation v. Using a Defense Attorney in Criminal Cases

Posted in Blog, Criminal Law by on May 28th, 2013

In the instance that you have been charged with a crime in Massachusetts, as the defendant you may feel that given the time to do research, you could defend and represent yourself in court. Defending, questioning witnesses, studying the crime and the courtroom proceedings- what else is there that an attorney could do to assist you? While many facts of court proceedings in a criminal case could… Read More

Cyber Bullying and Cyber Harassment Laws in MA

Posted in Blog, Criminal Law by on March 26th, 2013

Recently in the Southeastern Massachusetts area, we have heard of countless cases of “cyber bullying” and “cyber harassment” amongst teens and adolescents. Social networks have provided bullies with a completely new medium that has proven to be more dangerous then ever before. But young ones are not the only ones that can be victims of cyber harassment. Because of so many cases amongst… Read More

DUI – Navigating The Appeal Process

Posted in Criminal Law by on February 26th, 2013

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The state of Massachusetts is known for having strict laws regarding operating under the influence (OUI, DUI). These laws may result in implications that could affect you for quite some time. If you have recently been charged with DUI in Southeastern Mass or The Cape and Islands, it is important that you are aware of your rights and receive the representation you need. If you have been charged… Read More

Distracted Driving Can Lead to More Than A Fine

Posted in Criminal Law by on February 19th, 2013

Is distracted driving really that dangerous? Since 2010 the use of a cell phone to send any kind of electronic message has been banned in the state of Massachusetts.  Drivers could now face fines from $100 for a first offense to $500 for a repeated offense. This has forced many drivers to reexamine their driving habits and how much they tried to multi-task while on the road. However, there is m… Read More

Drunk Driving Laws in Massachusetts

Posted in Criminal Law by on January 10th, 2013

Drunk driving is one of the most common crimes committed in Massachusetts and usually by individuals without a criminal history. Anyone, from a mom who had a glass or two of wine at dinner with an old friend to a college student who was pressured to have his first beers at a party, could be found guilty of this offense. However, as common as this crime is, not everyone knows the laws according to… Read More