How Does a Criminal Conviction Affect Employment in Massachusetts?

Most people understand that in addition to facing potential jail time, large fines, and other criminal consequences as a result of a criminal conviction, the conviction will also remain on their criminal record. Having a mark on one’s criminal record can have numerous consequences, including making it more challenging to secure employment. Consider the following overview of how a criminal … Read More

Possible Consequences of Violent Crime in Massachusetts

While all types of criminal charges have the potential to seriously impact a defendant’s future, charges for a violent crime are often especially severe. Violent crimes are usually felony offenses, which carry harsher penalties, and judges tend to look less favorably upon those who commit violent crimes. If you are facing charges for a violent crime in Massachusetts, you need … Read More

Police Tracking By Cell Phone in Massachusetts

Cell phones are amazing pieces of technology that not only allow us to connect with friends and family, but to use various tools—like GPS mapping tools—to navigate the world. Cell phones are a technology that most people fully depend on in 2021, and often store private data on as such. If police are able to tap into a cell phone … Read More

Domestic Abuse and Deportation in Massachusetts

If someone calls the police on allegations of domestic violence, the alleged defender will likely get arrested in Massachusetts, as most police departments have a mandatory automatic arrest policy in place. Further, official charges may follow if there is evidence of domestic assault and battery.

You Have the Right to Remain Silent

Being approached by the police can be extremely intimidating. While you do have certain rights when approached, arrested, or charged with a crime, remembering these rights can be difficult when you are overwhelmed with emotions like fear. You may also be unsure of what your rights are if the police don’t tell you your rights—something that they are legally required … Read More

How to Drop Domestic Violence Charges in MA

Facing charges of domestic violence can lead to serious consequences. When the police are notified of a domestic violence incident, they are often required to arrest the alleged abuser (this is the law in many cities and towns throughout the state) and investigate charges. This can often come as a shock to both the alleged victim and the alleged abuser … Read More

Massachusetts Probation Violation

Being granted probation can be a huge relief for someone who has been convicted of a crime in Massachusetts. Indeed, when someone is granted probation, it means that they are being released from detention, subject to a period of good behavior. For most defendants, probation is a preferable alternative to serving time in prison or jail.

How to Defend Against a Drug Possession Charge in Massachusetts

Drug crimes are taken very seriously by the prosecution in Massachusetts. If you are facing drug charges, it’s important that you’re aware of the penalties of a conviction, how to defend yourself against charges, and your legal rights throughout the process. One important right is your right to legal representation. At The Law Office of Paul R. Moraski, our Massachusetts … Read More

Massachusetts Shoplifting Charges

Depending on the value of the product involved, shoplifting in Massachusetts can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony offense. At the Law Office of Paul R. Moraski, our criminal defense attorney understands that a charge of shoplifting could change your life. If you are facing shoplifting charges in Massachusetts, calling an experienced criminal defense attorney is one … Read More

Involuntary Manslaughter Charges in MA

One of the most serious types of crimes in Massachusetts is the killing of another person. Even if the death happens without intent or foresight, taking another’s life is illegal in our state. When a death like this occurs, the at-fault party might be charged with involuntary manslaughter. If you have been charged with involuntary manslaughter in MA, our criminal … Read More