Entries by Edward P. Ryan, Jr.

If you live in Massachusetts, beware of Melanie’s Law

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 […]

The Do’s and Don’ts of a Deposition

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 involved in motor vehicle collisions have rights to compensation, too

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 […]

The importance of a criminal defense attorney

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 […]