Is It Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence is assault and battery, but it more specifically refers to physical, emotional or economic abuse perpetrated on a family or household member. This includes a spouse or an individual with whom you have a child in common, or a person with whom you have or were at one time in a substantive engagement or dating relationship. A domestic … Read More

Fighting a Distribution Charge

A drug distribution offense is a serious felony in Massachusetts that in some instances carries a mandatory minimum jail sentence. Jails and prisons in Massachusetts and every other state are filled with people convicted of drug crimes and are the most common offenses of those incarcerated. If you are found in possession of a controlled substance with the intent to … Read More

What’s the Difference Between a State and a Federal Crime?

Federal v state crime

Being charged with a crime is a scary experience, regardless of the type of crime. And in order to ensure that you get the best defense possible, it is important to hire the right type of lawyer for representation. Which is one of the reasons why knowing whether you’ve been charged with a state or federal crime is essential.

DUI & Prescription Drugs: What You Need to Know

Everyone knows that having too much alcohol to drink and then getting behind the wheel of a car and driving is not only illegal, but very dangerous too. To be sure, there were more than 10,200 people killed in alcohol-related crashes in 2015, as reported by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The state of Massachusetts warns that … Read More

What Is Probable Cause?

Whether you have ever read a crime thriller or seen Law and Order, you have likely heard the term “probable cause” used quite a few times. While Hollywood may overdo it, probable cause is an essential component of a defendant’s constitutional rights and the criminal justice system. Without probable cause, police are limited in when they may detain, search, and … Read More

False Sexual Assault Accusation

Being accused of committing sexual assault is a very serious allegation. Further, even if the accusation is false, if there is any evidence against you whatsoever – including the testimony of the supposed “victim” – fighting charges may be very difficult, and you may find yourself behind bars. If you have been falsely accused of a sexual assault crime in … Read More