Arrested for Distribution of Heroin? Here is What You Need to Know

Dave has been dealing drugs out of his house for several months. Police recently arrested Matt, a customer of Dave’s, who was found with heroin on him. Although Dave has prior drug convictions and faces a long mandatory prison sentence, prosecutors promise to not charge him if he tells them from whom he bought the drug. Dave is implicated and … Read More

What To Do If Charged With Assault and Battery With a Dangerous Weapon

Dave and Teri have been dating on and off for over a year but have not been getting along lately. One night, they have a fierce argument. Dave becomes enraged at Teri after she insults him and throws a dish at him that narrowly misses him. Dave notices a softball on the floor and meaning to just scare Teri, flings … Read More

Probation Violations: What You Need to Know

Defendants who have been convicted of a criminal offense, either a felony or a misdemeanor, may be given a sentence that is an alternative to incarceration. For example, a judge may order that you serve 2-years in jail but suspend the sentence and place you on probation for several years. Or, you may serve less than the time to which … Read More

Arrested for Distribution of Cocaine? Here is What You Need to Know

Sean has been using cocaine as a recreational drug for several months but decides to buy an ounce of the substance since the price is good. After buying the drug, he places the packages in the trunk of his car and begins to drive home. On the way he decides to snort a few lines, so he pulls over into … Read More

How To Get Out Of a DUI

It’s the holidays but Teri is not feeling well due to her severe acid reflux but decides to go to the office party anyway since she just joined the firm and wants to appear social and as a team player. She has only two cocktails before her acid reflux acts up, so she says her goodbyes and gets in her … Read More

What You Need to Know About Weapon Charges

Weapons charges are among the most serious offenses in the state of Massachusetts and are found under Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 269, Sections 10, 11 and 12. Although in 2008, the U.S. Supreme Court in District of Columbia v. Heller, which was a 5-4 decision, interpreted the 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution as guaranteeing the right to bear arms, … Read More

Massachusetts Drug Possession Sale and Trafficking Laws: What You Need to Know

If you use illegal drugs, even prescription medication that was not prescribed to you, you are risking criminal prosecution and penalties that can severely affect your life. Although first-time offenders can be treated with leniency and given a second chance with records sealed in many cases, you may not be so lucky if you are involved in the distribution or … Read More

Motor Vehicle Homicide: What You Need to Know

After a few drinks at a bar near his office, Dave gets into his car for the short ride home. He gets on the rural two-lane roadway to his house when he gets a text from his wife who wants him to stop to get some groceries for dinner. Dave texts back and takes his eyes off the road momentarily. … Read More

What To Do If Charged With Possession With Intent to Distribute

Jose has an arrest warrant out for him for an domestic violence charge. Police spot him coming out of a restaurant and follow him to his house where he is arrested. While in the house, police decide to conduct a thorough search thinking that he might have weapons stashed. During a search of his basement, they find scales, baggies and … Read More

Worcester Felony Conviction

Felonies are the most serious criminal offenses where you face incarceration of more than one year. If convicted of a felony, you will likely face incarceration, a possible substantial fine, and conditions placed on your freedom and civil rights when released. Sentences or dispositions range from probation and/or substantial fines to life in prison without the possibility of parole for … Read More