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

Malicious Destruction of Property in Massachusetts

While accidents happen, intentionally and maliciously destroying the property of another is against the law. If you are convicted of malicious destruction of property, you could face serious penalties. Upon being charged, you should immediately consult an experienced Massachusetts criminal defense attorney. 

Converting Criminal Offenses to Civil Infractions in Massachusetts

Criminal offenses are divided into misdemeanors and felonies in Massachusetts, the latter of which are typically more serious and carry more severe penalties. While misdemeanors are less severe in our state, they can still result in undesirable consequences. In some cases, it may be possible to have a misdemeanor offense reduced and converted to a civil infraction, which is not … Read More

Massachusetts Domestic Assault Court Process

For those who have been charged with and convicted of domestic assault charges in Massachusetts, the consequences can be very serious. Indeed, a person could potentially face jail or prison time, large fines, and other penalties—including losing custody of children in some cases. If you are charged with domestic assault, our experienced attorney is here to help you understand the … Read More

Receiving Stolen Property in Massachusetts

Taking the property of another without permission is undoubtedly and obviously a crime in Massachusetts. But did you know that you could face criminal charges for receiving stolen property in Massachusetts? If you are facing criminal charges for receiving stolen property, it’s important that you understand your rights and legal options. Learn more about how this crime is defined, the … Read More

How a DUI Affects Your Car Insurance in Massachusetts

Being charged and convicted of a DUI can have serious consequences on your life. Indeed, not only will being convicted of a DUI mean a black mark on your criminal record, but you may also face jail time, fines, mandatory education and rehabilitation classes, and legal fees. What’s more, your car insurance may be impacted, too. Here’s what you should … Read More

What is an “Admission to Sufficient Facts” in Massachusetts?

When you are charged with a crime in Massachusetts, you have the opportunity to defend yourself against the charges. As part of that defense, you have the right to view the prosecution’s evidence against you. In some cases, evidence may be insufficient, or it may even have been unconstitutionally obtained and subject to dismissal by the court as such. In … Read More

School and Park Zone Violations in Massachusetts 

Being charged with drug distribution or possession is a serious crime in Massachusetts, and one that can result in large fines and even potential prison time—sometimes for years—depending on the severity of the offense. If you are found to be in possession of drugs or trafficking drugs in a school or park zone, the offense is even more serious. At … Read More

Pretrial Diversion in Massachusetts

If you have been charged with a criminal offense, there may be options for you outside of just going through a trial to await a finding of guilty or not guilty. Indeed, in addition to pursuing justice, one important purpose of the criminal justice system is rehabilitation. As such, pretrial diversion is a potential alternative to the prosecution of a … Read More