How a DUI Affects Your Car Insurance in Massachusetts

Being charged and convicted of a DUI can have serious consequences on your life. Indeed, not only will being convicted of a DUI mean a black mark on your criminal record, but you may also face jail time, fines, mandatory education and rehabilitation classes, and legal fees. What’s more, your car insurance may be impacted, too. Here’s what you should … Read More

What is an “Admission to Sufficient Facts” in Massachusetts?

When you are charged with a crime in Massachusetts, you have the opportunity to defend yourself against the charges. As part of that defense, you have the right to view the prosecution’s evidence against you. In some cases, evidence may be insufficient, or it may even have been unconstitutionally obtained and subject to dismissal by the court as such. In … Read More

School and Park Zone Violations in Massachusetts 

Being charged with drug distribution or possession is a serious crime in Massachusetts, and one that can result in large fines and even potential prison time—sometimes for years—depending on the severity of the offense. If you are found to be in possession of drugs or trafficking drugs in a school or park zone, the offense is even more serious. At … Read More

Pretrial Diversion in Massachusetts

If you have been charged with a criminal offense, there may be options for you outside of just going through a trial to await a finding of guilty or not guilty. Indeed, in addition to pursuing justice, one important purpose of the criminal justice system is rehabilitation. As such, pretrial diversion is a potential alternative to the prosecution of a … Read More

Pretrial Detention and Probation in Massachusetts

Being charged with a crime in Massachusetts is not only a scary and potentially overwhelming event, but it is also something that opens up the door to an array of complex legal proceedings to come. Following an arrest, these proceedings are kicked off with a pretrial detention hearing. At The Law Office of Paul R. Moraski, our criminal defense attorney … Read More

Continuance Without a Finding (CWOF) in Massachusetts

Being arrested and charged with a crime can have an impact on your future and opportunities. But even worse than being arrested and charged with a crime is actually being convicted. Not only may you have to face jail or prison time, as well as large fines and fees, if you are convicted, but you also have to go through … Read More

Credit Card Theft in Massachusetts

Being charged with theft of any type—including identity theft and credit card theft—can have major implications on your criminal record and your future. In Massachusetts, the state takes credit card theft very seriously. If you have been charged with credit card theft or related charges, it’s important that you seek the counsel of an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon … Read More

Home Invasion

Breaking into a person’s home is a serious offense in Massachusetts that can result in criminal penalties, including large fines and the potential of incarceration. If you have been charged with a home invasion in Massachusetts, it’s important that you understand the definition of home invasion, what the prosecution will need to prove in order to secure a conviction against … Read More

Using a Fake ID Card in Massachusetts

Using a fake ID card may be tempting, particularly for underage individuals who are trying to purchase alcohol. While using a fake ID card may seem like a rather trivial offense, the reality is that using a fake ID card can result in criminal penalties and a black mark on your criminal record. If you have been charged with using … Read More

Default Warrant in Massachusetts

When a person commits a crime in Massachusetts, a warrant for their arrest may be issued by the court. However, there are other situations in which a warrant could be issued. If you have had a default warrant issued against you, it’s important that you understand what a default warrant is, the effects of a default warrant, and how you … Read More