The Supreme Judicial Court has ordered that all jury trials that were in progress on March 15, 2020 and were suspended by the court closures on March 16th and 17th are now declared to be a mistrial. This means these cases will have to start all over again. The time and expense of preparing all […]
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Melanie’s Law is a Massachusetts statute intended to make penalties for operating under the influence of alcohol (OUI) more severe. Passed in October 2005, the statute was designed to make it easier to prosecute repeat OUI offenders. This automatically makes the penalties for driving under the influence more severe, particularly for those who have been […]
If you are walking into a legal deposition, you should follow these helpful Do’s and Don’ts to ensure your testimony is well-represented. Keep your answers short and concise. Oftentimes, witnesses add in extra information, that’s not necessary or relevant to the question. This information can sometimes turn out to hurt the witness’ case. If you […]
Cyclists injured in auto accidents often fail to assert their legal rights to pursue a personal injury claim. Oftentimes, when police perform investigations around a collision, they find fault with the cyclist in the scenario. The fault can be inaccurately and incorrectly placed on the cyclist, because a car or automobile is required by law […]
Divorce, issues of child custody, support and alimony are complex. Couples can have very unique circumstances which complicate family law and divorces, like the lack of a prenuptial agreement, one working and one stay-at-home spouse, and of course children who will be impacted by a separation. Many factors go into a ruling from a judge […]
If you have been hurt in an accident caused by someone else, you have a right to recover money through a personal injury claim. You can use that money as compensation for damages, lost wages, medical bills or damage to property. You will want an attorney experienced in these types of claims who will help […]
A criminal conviction, even for a minor crime, can have an effect on your life in many ways. Those effects can last long beyond the initial ruling and resulting punishment. Here’s an example: A simple drug possession conviction may result in the loss of your driver’s license, but it could also impact your ability to […]
The role of a defense attorney is to protect the constitutional rights of ALL people I am often asked controversial questions about my role as a criminal defense attorney. How can I represent someone who I know to be guilty of the crime with which they are charged? What if they’re charged with a particularly […]
If you have been injured in a car or automobile accident you have the right to financial compensation. These following personal injury terms can form the basis of a financial claim after a car accident: If you have your own car and are insured you have a right to collect lost wages and medical bills […]
Make sure not to talk to the police before calling a lawyer The police have called; they want to talk to you or a family member and you are unsure of what you should do. The answer is straightforward, and we can’t stress it enough: Do not talk to the police. You may think you […]