An Act Relative to Criminal Justice Reform Part 3

This is the third post in a multi-post series where I will discuss some of the changes in the law that were a result of An Act Relative to Criminal Justice Reform. On April 13, 2018, Governor Charlie Baker signed…

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An Act Relative to Criminal Justice Reform – Part 2

This is the second post in a multi-post series where I will discuss some of the changes in the law that were a result of An Act Relative to Criminal Justice Reform. On April 13, 2018, Governor Charlie Baker signed…

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An Act Relative to Criminal Justice Reform

On April 13, 2018, Governor Charlie Baker signed An Act Relative to Criminal Justice Reform into law, signaling a major shift in the Massachusetts criminal justice system. One of the goals of this law was to update our criminal justice…

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Breathalyzer Refusal in Massachusetts

We have all seen a funny video of someone miserably failing field sobriety tests. The walk and turn or the one leg stand provide the most laughs. However, you may not know that these tests are optional. Police officers receive…

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Crazy Massachusetts DUI Stories from the Past Year 2017

2017 has already had its share of crazy Massachusetts DUI Stories. In February,  Sergey Domnenko crashed into a car in Agawam, Massachusetts. He fled the accident, and a witness at the scene followed him. He crashed his car again, about…

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Massachusetts DUI Statistics and Deaths

Massachusetts drivers claim they drive drunk at higher rates than the national average. But a low number of state residents die from DUI. The drunk driving fatality rate in Massachusetts is barely half the national rate. There’s even better news…

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The Legal Do’s and Don’ts of Recreational Marijuana in Massachusetts

Almost all residents in Massachusetts and its surrounding areas know, a law has gone into effect to allow the use of recreational marijuana. Most will ask themselves, “why did it take so long?” and some will ask “how can we…

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Massachusetts Theft Laws: What You Need to Know

Thefft is a serious matter in the state of Massachusetts. Many employers automatically disqualify job applicants who have theft convictions on their criminal record. If your current job requires you to hold a special license or certification, like a teacher,…

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Are Field Sobriety Tests Accurate?

You’re probably familiar with the tests that police officers give to people they suspect to be driving while intoxicated. They are called Field Sobriety Tests (FST). The purpose of FSTs is to make the roads safer for everyone. As good…

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The Difference Between a Felony and Misdemeanor

The Difference Between a Felony and Misdemeanor You may already know that a misdemeanor is a less serious crime than a felony. In fact, a felony depends on the severity of the offense. Felonies include violent crimes, acts involving weapons,…

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