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

How Do I Clear a Massachusetts Warrant?

Having a warrant out for your arrest can be a terrifying feeling, and a reality that you may not be sure how to respond to. If there is a warrant out, it’s important that you understand why the warrant was issued and the next steps that you need to take to avoid the worst penalties. At The Law Office of … Read More

Assault and Assault and Battery Charges Defense in Massachusetts

A person who is charged with a violent crime such as assault or assault and battery can face criminal penalties, including fines and jail or prison time. One of the best ways to avoid the worst of consequences is to work with a criminal defense attorney early on in the process. At The Law Office of Paul R. Moraski, our … Read More

Malicious Destruction of Property in Massachusetts

Some of the most common types of crimes committed in Massachusetts fall into the category of property destruction crimes. While these criminal acts can range in severity from misdemeanor to felony, one of the more serious destruction of property crimes is malicious destruction of property. 

Insurance Fraud in Massachusetts

Maintaining insurance is an important way to mitigate risk, whether speaking of life insurance, health insurance, home insurance, etc. And while an insurance policy can serve as a lifeboat in the event of an emergency or unforeseen event, insurance fraud is a serious problem that’s costly for taxpayers and highly illegal. If you have been charged with insurance fraud in … Read More

When Can Police Search Your Car in Massachusetts?

Being stopped by the police can be a frightening experience. If you are stopped while driving, you may be subjected to a search of your vehicle. If this is the case, it’s important that you understand your rights and whether the search is legal. If you have any questions, reach out to an experienced criminal defense attorney. 

Attaching Wrong Plates to Conceal Identity in Massachusetts

When facing criminal charges or when fearful of arrest and criminal charges, a person may take steps to conceal their identity or the identity of their vehicle  for the purpose of evading police or otherwise avoiding criminal consequences. In some cases, and depending upon the specific actions that are taken to conceal identity, doing so may be unlawful and result … Read More