How Long WIll a Conviction Stay on My Criminal Record?

Being charged with a crime is scary and upsetting in itself; being convicted of that crime is even worse. However, many people assume that by fulfilling the punishment to which they’ve been sentenced, maintaining good behavior, and reintegrating into society as a productive citizen, their criminal charges will no longer hold them back. Unfortunately, a crime may stay on your … Read More

What to Do Following a Wintertime DUI

Over the winter season, more people get charged for driving under the influence than at nearly any other time during the year. Not only are there more drunk drivers on the road, fueled by holiday parties that are brimming with alcoholic beverages, but there are also more police officers on the alert. What’s more, police officers will often put DUI … Read More

What Is Bail and How Does it Work in Massachusetts?

If you are arrested and charged with a crime in Massachusetts, you may be presented with the possibility of posting bail. In fact, bail is a very common element of criminal cases in Massachusetts, and therefore, understanding what bail is and how it works is important. Consider the following about bail in Massachusetts – if you have more questions, please … Read More

Do I Have to Register as a Sex Offender after Being Convicted of a Sex Crime in Boston?

Being charged with a sex crime in Boston can have serious consequences. Indeed, depending upon the details of the crime, a convicted person may face years in prison, a large fine, the requirement to attend mandatory counseling or education courses, and impaired opportunities, including difficulting in securing housing or employment. In addition to these consequences, a convicted sex offender has … Read More

DUI Arrests When the Car’s Not in Motion – Can You Be Charged?

If you have had a drink, or multiple drinks, and know that operating your car afterwards may be both unsafe and illegal, you may assume that sitting in your car and waiting it out is the best plan of action. Indeed, you may even consider sleeping in your car after you’ve been drinking, figuring that giving alcohol time to metabolize … Read More

3 Consequences of a White-Collar Criminal Conviction

Many people foolishly assume that the only criminal consequences that they need to worry about are those pertaining to violent crimes. However, this is not the case; a conviction for a white-collar criminal offense can have just as severe as, if not more severe, consequences. If you are charged with such a crime, the best thing you can do is … Read More

Marijuana DUI In Massachusetts – What You Need to Know

In the state of Massachusetts, the personal use of marijuana is now legal. Indeed, a person can have up to 10 ounces of the drug within their home and not face a penalty. But while it may be legal to use the drug, driving while impaired is still against the law. Which means that the state of Massachusetts is facing … Read More

How Many Times Can I Appeal the Outcome of My Criminal Case?

If you are charged with a crime, you have the right to plead guilty to the crime (often after striking a plea bargain with the prosecution) or defend yourself against charges. If you defend yourself against charges, you may attend a lengthy trial that involved the prosecution presenting evidence against you, and you and your attorney attempting to prove your … Read More

What Is Expungement?

Being charged with a criminal offense, or being convicted of a crime, can have a serious effect on your life and future opportunities. In fact, even if you are not convicted of the crime–just arrested and charged–your arrest record alone may limit your ability to secure certain employment positions, housing, or other opportunities. Fortunately, for those who have previously faced … Read More