Wanton Destruction of Property

Causing the destruction of another property in Massachusetts could result in both civil and criminal charges. One type of property destruction crime identified under Massachusetts General Laws is wanton destruction of property. At The Law Office of Paul R. Moraski, we can help you to understand the charges you’re facing and how to best protect and advocate for yourself throughout … Read More

Insurance Fraud in Massachusetts

Carrying insurance is an important part of protecting yourself against risk. From health insurance to car insurance, home insurance to disability insurance and more, by carrying insurance, you reduce your risk of personal liability in the event of an unexpected event. And while carrying insurance is important, exercising care in how you file claims and report incidents may be even … Read More

Reckless Driving in Massachusetts

Any person who holds a license to operate a motor vehicle in Massachusetts has certain responsibilities and expectations placed upon them, including the expectation that they will operate their vehicle safely and within the parameters of the law. If a person breaches this expectation, they can face traffic penalties and, in some cases, criminal charges. One serious driving-related charge in … Read More

Leaving the Scene of an Accident in Massachusetts

As a driver in Massachusetts, you have a duty to follow the law and operate your vehicle responsibly. This includes, amongst other things, stopping and exchanging information with the other driver in the event of an accident, as well as reporting the accident to the police in some cases. If you fail to do this, you could face additional charges. … Read More

Federal Crimes: What People Need to Know

When people think about interactions with law enforcement, they are typically associating law enforcement with local officers and local or state crimes. However, some crimes are classified as federal crimes, which means that the federal government has jurisdiction over prosecution. If you have been charged with a federal crime, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side who … Read More

Crime of Uttering in Massachusetts

If you’ve never heard of the crime of uttering in Massachusetts, you’re not alone. While the word “uttering” as it pertains to the criminal code may be very unfamiliar, the actions that define uttering may be more common. At The Law Office of Paul R. Moraski, our experienced criminal defense attorney can represent you if you have been charged with … Read More

Accosting or Annoying Persons of the Opposite Sex in Massachusetts

Engaging in disorderly or harassing contact is not only inappropriate, but it may be a crime in Massachusetts. In fact, under Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 272 Section 53, it is illegal to annoy or accost a person of the opposite sex. If you are facing charges for this crime, our skilled criminal defense attorney can help you to understand the … Read More

What Fireworks Are Illegal in Massachusetts?

Shooting off fireworks, some might argue, is an American tradition. Indeed, at least on the country’s birthday, seeing fireworks is common—if not expected. But while fireworks may feel patriotic, can be beautiful, and are often a festive and fun way to celebrate, they’re not always legal. And shooting off illegal fireworks can lead to penalties in our state. Here’s what … Read More

Massachusetts Disturbing the Peace Lawyer

Being disruptive in a way that disturbs others may constitute a criminal offense in some cases. While people have the right to engage in free speech—as well as a wide variety of other behaviors—these rights aren’t unlimited. When facing a charge of disturbing the peace, calling a criminal defense attorney who’s experienced in cases like yours may help to protect … Read More

Massachusetts False Report of a Crime

When there is danger or the threat of danger, an accident occurs, or a crime is witnessed, calling the police is always a good idea and can be paramount to safety. However, while you shouldn’t hesitate to call the police in one of the above situations, falsely reporting a crime is a serious offense that can carry criminal penalties. Here’s … Read More